Fortel provides structured work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, encouraging diversity and inclusion within applicants and welcoming applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.
West Midlands, Sep 30, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - At Fortel, we are committed to ensuring Social Mobility and have reinforced this commitment to positive change through our signing of the Social Mobility Pledge.
The Social Mobility Pledge was founded by former UK Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon. Justine Greening, and UK entrepreneur David Harrison. It represents a powerful and pioneering shift towards being a truly purpose-led organisation and aims to face the challenges of a growing opportunity gap in light of COVID-19.
There are 3 elements of this pledge- the first is outreach. By reaching out to school children, college students and graduates etc, we are able to facilitate coaching through quality careers advice, valuable industry experience and support through expert mentoring.
The second element of our Social Mobility pledge is via access. Fortel provides structured work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, encouraging diversity and inclusion within applicants and welcoming applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.
According to CEO of Fortel, Sat Nijjer : Through the Fortel HQ and Training Academy, we at Fortel, aim to continue driving down youth unemployment across the West Midlands and upskill applicants, through both study hall learning and hands-on, practical training that will lead to long-lasting careers within the company and/or field.
Due to such unprecedented times, employment opportunities are becoming increasingly scarce and so the third and final element of this pledge, recruitment, is vital in order to support economic growth and industry progression. We have adopted open employee recruitment practices that promote a level playing field for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage diversity and inclusion throughout our workforce.
Our long-term commitment to social value is also supported by our membership to the 5% Club. The 5% club is a way for us to take responsibility for our employees, by ensuring that 5% of our workforces are in 'earn and learn' positions. For example, this could involve our employees doing apprenticeships or students and graduated taking part in our formalised training schemes.
Fortel currently has 33 apprentices working across various projects and is proud to take on 100 new trainees every year. These commitments are key to our short-term social value outputs - giving people support in order to better themselves and create equal opportunities for all.
Fortel Services Limited
33-35 Wednesfield Road Willenhall
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