Enterprise Stream achieves Younger Particular person’s Assure employer standing
ONE of the UK’s largest water retailers has been recognised for its steady dedication to supporting younger individuals and early careers.
Enterprise Stream is the primary water retailer to realize Younger Particular person’s Assure employer standing, highlighting its dedication to supporting younger people firstly of their careers.
The 350-strong enterprise has pledged to construct on its work to assist younger individuals and their improvement inside the workforce, following the launch of its bold Making a Optimistic Distinction imaginative and prescient in 2019.
Since then it has provided roles to 25 fashionable apprentices in addition to supported 18 highschool college students by way of a partnership with social mobility charity, Profession Prepared, which sees the water agency present paid work expertise placements and profession mentoring alternatives to younger individuals of their remaining years of college.
Most lately, Edinburgh-headquartered Enterprise Stream has supported the Growing the Younger Workforce (DYW) Expertise Academy, with ‘Making ready for the World of Work’ classes at its native college, Forrester Excessive College.
The Scottish Authorities-backed Younger Particular person’s Assure initiative was designed to assist stem a surge in youth unemployment post-pandemic and goals to supply each 16-24-year-old in Scotland with a possibility by way of jobs, apprenticeships, additional or larger schooling, or coaching.
Jo Dow, Chief Government of Enterprise Stream, commented: “It’s very important that younger individuals are given alternatives to develop their abilities and take their first steps in the direction of attaining their profession objectives. As an employer, we consider we’ve got a duty to carry ahead alternatives and assist individuals from numerous backgrounds, to assist foster a vibrant workforce of the long run.
“We’re actually proud to safe Younger Particular person Assure standing and of the assist we’ve supplied thus far. We’re now targeted on the long run and the way we will provide alternatives to much more younger individuals throughout the UK”.
Since launching its imaginative and prescient to make a optimistic distinction to its prospects, its individuals, the surroundings, and its native communities in 2019, the water retailer has launched greater than 30 new initiatives to carry its imaginative and prescient to life. This has included creating its partnership with Profession Prepared and delivering its main college outreach programme.
Initially created in 2006 to supply greatest at school water providers to companies in Scotland, Enterprise Stream later acquired the non-household buyer base of Southern Water and Yorkshire Water Enterprise Providers, doubling its market share. Enterprise Stream has its HQ in Edinburgh, in addition to a presence in Worthing, West Sussex and in Bradford, West Yorkshire.