It is only by working together with industry, our clients, supply chain partners and specialist bodies that deep-rooted and long-lasting change can happen. We work in partnership with a number of organisations, which is helping to drive change in our business and the industry:
Career Transition Partnership
We currently work alongside the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), supporting military service leavers in finding a new civilian career. Working closely with our own ex-military network, we ensure that we understand how skills learnt in the military can be transferred to the many and varied roles at Skanska.
Getting into the job market can be hard – especially if you have a past criminal conviction. We actively support the young offender programme led by National Grid, which provides ex-offenders with training and employment opportunities. This helps to significantly reduce re-offending rates, from a national average of 50% to 7%. We have trained 116 people and helped 75 ex-offenders into employment since 2005.
The Clear Company
The Clear Company is the UK’s leading auditor of inclusive best practice in recruitment. Clear is currently supporting us in improving our recruitment policies, processes and practice through their rigorous Clear Assurance auditing process.
Women in Science and Engineering
We have joined the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, supporting its mission to get one million more women into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workforce. We have contributed to work in education and training, for both prospective employees and those currently in full-time education.
In the UK we spend more than £1billion per year (80% of our revenue) with our supply chain. We promote sustainable business through long-term thinking, environmental consciousness as well as social and ethical responsibility. This will enable us to win and deliver profitable projects through the provision of an integrated safe, green, ethical, diverse, innovative and best value supply chain.