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Compass becomes a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, powered by Pathway Group, has named Compass Group UK & Ireland as its latest patron.

Formed in 2017, originally as the ‘BAME’ Apprenticeship Alliance, The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance strives to promote social mobility, diversity, inclusion and equity in apprenticeships through three pillars:

  • Educate – organisations on building a diverse workforce
  • Engage – with the Multicultural community
  • Recruit – support organisations with recruitment diversity

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance and Compass Group UK & Ireland plan to work together to further promote social mobility, equality, diversity, inclusion, and equity in apprenticeships.

Jagdeep Soor, Head of Strategic Partnership for the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance said: “It is great to have an organisation with the size, scale and ethos of Compass as patrons of the Alliance. We want to work with organisations who are driven to make a positive difference to marginalised communities and this partnership has the power to have a significant impact.”

Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers – Compass Group UK & Ireland: “We are a people powered business and we believe in providing opportunities to develop, progress and thrive. This partnership will further enhance our work in this area, supporting our diverse workforce to reach their potential and attracting people into our organisation from a variety of backgrounds and communities. I am very proud that we are now a patron of the Alliance and look forward to seeing this partnership develop.”

In 2022 Compass’ Dylan Patel was named Apprentice of the Year in the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism category at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards, with Bally Purewal Highly Commended in the same category.

Last year, Compass launched ‘Our Social Promise’, an ambition to positively impact one million lives by 2030, from both within and outside the organisation through job creation, education, training, community and charitable engagement. Part of this strategy includes the development of its people, maximising training opportunities from apprenticeships, mentoring, its graduate scheme and internal Career Pathways platform. Compass also works within schools and colleges through its Junior Chef Academy, internships, work experience and T level placements.

Another focus for the organisation has been strengthening and establishing partnerships with supply-chain partners and charities, who work with people experiencing barriers to employment, such as the long-term unemployed and offering Gateway to Employment and Sector Based Work Academies and apprenticeships in prisons.

2023 FMJ and Grundon Recycling and Waste Management Survey

FMJ in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the 2023 waste management and recycling survey which examines the ways in which FMs approach their waste management responsibilities.

In this, the sixth year for the annual appraisal, we know there is a greater opportunity than ever for FMs to reappraise their waste and recycling operations and help their organisations meet the growing pressure to achieve ESG goals.

We want to learn how FMs have adapted to the legislative, economic and societal changes of the past year and how they plan to meet the latest waste and recycling targets.

In this survey we’ve posed a series of questions which include insights into FMs’ waste management strategy and targets, how they’re moving towards zero waste targets, and the importance of not just meeting compliance targets but also ESG goals.

The results of the 2023 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

To take part click here.

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