We practise what we preach, training the new generation of recruiters to a high standard with our own Certified Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) training centre, close to our CEOs heart as a serving Non-Executive of the REC board.
We work very closely with the Gosport and Fareham Mulit-Academy Trust (GFM) which emerged from behind the scenes at the Gosport STEM centre day event in July 2021. We believe strongly in the power of education and actively support the members and directors of the GFM, who have a clear ambition and belief in local schools and businesses working together for the benefit of all their young people. Learning today for the challenges of tomorrow.
Working also with the local colleges and universities to not only support students with our entry level training, but to tackle social issues in our space and inspire positive change in our communities.
The social issues in our space include:
- Fuel poverty
- Skills shortage in the trades
- An ageing workforce and lack of new entrants
- Gender diversity in the trades
In looking to tackle these issues, we have been able to network with likeminded companies as we progress towards similar goals and Net-0.
We are excited to partner with Future Isle of Wight, a community interest company set out to improve the environment and quality of life on the Isle of Wight. Not only do we share the objective to ensure professional delivery of training, and upskills for engineers/installers on the island, but we share the passion to make a difference and implement positive change toward the social issues listed above. We have our very own section on their website dedicated to our training service in order to give their community vital access to the foundational skills needed for the eventual upskilling of the workforce into renewable installations and retrofits.
We are also exteremley proud to sponsor Autism Hampshire, raising funds to support their work and helping people on the autism spectrum get into employment. Our CEO Mark has recently been asked to become a Business Ambassador for Ambitious About Autism.
Why do companies need to ‘Employ Autism’?
- Only 16% of adults with autism have a full-time job – most want and are able to work
- £9bn is the estimate lost opportunity per annum to the economy
- Untapped talent pool of neurodiverse talent
- Neurodiversity is the next ED&I frontier
- Values driven investors often look towards the Sustainable Development Goals as a method for engaging and judging companies. These goals offer companies a blueprint for good growth. Governments expect business to help achieve these goals which are expected to frame agenda and policies until 2030.
- Governments are also likely to want to measure and monitor the effectiveness so companies will need to be aware of how they can contribute. Supporting a transition to work for neurodiverse individuals has direct impact on 6 of the 17 goals.
- Employ Autism can add value to RFPs by supporting the achievement of the % of social impact requirements.