Careers and enterprise company
Set up by government in 2015, their mission is to help every young person to find their best next step.
They are the national body for careers education in England, delivering support to schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.
World-class careers education follows the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance. At its best careers is an essential part of a young person’s secondary education, beginning early and continuing throughout school life. Real world learning, knowledge, inspiration and advice is gained through multiple employer and workplace engagements, exposure to further and higher education, as well as through the curriculum and in 121 personal guidance.
Through statutory guidance and the Skills for Jobs White Paper (2021), The Careers & Enterprise Company is the main government partner for supporting schools and colleges to deliver careers education in England.
To find out more about how you can help bridge the gap between education and employment, please click on the following link - Employers | The Careers and Enterprise Company
Amey are in partnership with the Skillsbuilder Universal Framework, to embed the essential skills framework through our outreach and educational activities to ensure the young people have the greatest impact.
This is a consistent, universal approach to a set of essential skills important for individuals to thrive in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. .
We define the essential skills as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork
These are the skills which ‘almost everyone needs to do almost any job. They are the skills that make specific knowledge and technical skills fully productive’.
If you're interested in finding out more information, please visit The Skills Builder Partnership or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers for Schools
We have partnered with Speakers for Schools whose aim is to end educational inequality, by giving all young people access and equal opportunities, to ensure we are helping to level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds.
Speakers for Schools connect you with their network of schools and colleges and provide you with a safeguarded platform (Google Classrooms), to enable you to host a virtual work experience.
Delivering work experience virtually is a great way to reach more young people with a targeted approach.
If you're interested in finding out more information, please visit Experience - Speakers for Schools or contact email@example.com
WISE (Women In Science and Engineering)
WISE aim is to create positive cultural change in STEM sectors across the UK to help improve gender balance in STEM roles and partner with organisations who want to make a difference. With more than 37 years of industry experience, they help organisations and women at different stages in their careers succeed and progress as leaders in STEM.
At Amey, we have WISE online membership and these memberships are available to all employees with an Amey email addresses.
To learn more about WISE, please visit their website Diversity & Inclusion Changemakers Since 1984 - WISE (wisecampaign.org.uk)
Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering is a charity that harnesses the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. The Academy brings together employers, and employer-led organisations, for collaborative work on effective approaches to diversity and inclusion challenges faced by the engineering sector.
One of the practical ways in which they are working to make engineering more inclusive is through their Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme GEEP. This is an award-winning programme run in partnership with engineering employers, which aims to increase the transition of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment.
As part of our ongoing partnership with The GEEP Programme, Amey support graduates to gain insights into engineering, learn employability skills and giving networking opportunities at a virtual conference. It aims to encourage engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. Over the last five years, more than 800 students have taken part in the GEEP programme, more than 90% of whom are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
To learn more about the Royal Academy of Engineering, please visit their website Employers - Royal Academy of Engineering (raeng.org.uk)
Social Mobility Pledge
We began a new partnership with the Social Mobility Pledge (SMP) built on our belief that talent is spread evenly, but opportunity is not. To kick off the partnership we hosted founder Justine Greening and the SMP team at our Staffordshire Highways project.
In 2021 we launched our 'Opportunity Action Plan' report – setting out recommendations and commitments to take forward. This will include action to increase and support social mobility, whilst supporting ex-offenders, veterans, and the long-term unemployed into work.
Social mobility is the link between a person's occupation or income and the occupation or income of their parents. Where there is a strong link, there is a lower level of social mobility. Where there is a weak link, there is a higher level of social mobility.
The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Gold Business Award
Amey has a long history with, and are proud partners of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our strategic partnership with the DofE has supported young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve their award helping them to develop confidence, resilience and team-working skills.
As part of our relationship, we offer the Gold Business Award to all Amey employees who are 23 years and younger. This is an 18-month programme pushing limits and developing key skills and attributes to boost career prospects at Amey. This is an exciting and life-changing opportunity which will take them out of their comfort zone and on a real adventure. The award aligns with their personal development and growth within Amey, where they’ll set their own challenges to improve their self-development.
DofE 2020 report - click here to download
If you're interested in taking part in the DofE Gold Award for Amey, please click here
If you're interested in finding out more information about the DofE please visit their website DofE - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award