Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2016
Amey was awarded Finalist in The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award in the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2016. These awards recognise great responsible business where social value is delivered hand in hand with key business priorities in an innovative and collaborative way.
Amey was recognised for our commitment to making a difference to young people’s lives and local communities, by providing young people the opportunity to participate and complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Business Award.
Our strategic partnership with Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) has two main objectives. Firstly, ‘Skills for the Future’, which aims to strengthen the quality and attractiveness of the apprenticeship programme by embedding the completion of the DofE Business Award into it. Secondly ‘Supporting Communities’, which focuses on providing opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by helping the DofE target this group specifically.
More than 400 young people have been recruited onto the DofE awards programme by Amey. This opportunity helps to develop their personal skills, such as resilience, team work, communication, problem solving and leadership as well as maturity through awareness of social responsibility in the community.
The judges were impressed with the strategic partnership approach Amey use for our apprenticeship programme to meet the diverse needs of our business and that our programme recognises the strengths of young people, as well as teaching them about team building.
Andy Milner, Amey’s Chief Executive said: “We believe the DofE is incredibly important, offering young people the opportunity to experience fresh challenges and achieve new skills, whilst contributing to their local community. We are proud of our apprenticeship programme and the wider work we do to support both the professional and personal development of young people, as well as the charity itself.”