As a firm we strongly believe in driving positive social change within the places we work. To help us deliver on that commitment, in 2021 we partnered with charity 15 Billion EBP which is dedicated to promoting social mobility and raising aspirations amongst young people.
Working with the charity we delivered a variety of activities over the course of the year, allowing us to fulfill our social value commitments by creating opportunities for mentoring, giving career advice and building skills for young people in schools or boroughs where they might not otherwise have access to these resources.
15 Billion EBP helped us to deliver a virtual careers carousel. 30 Year 12 students from Heathcote School and Barking and Dagenham College were invited to meet with industry professionals for a job skills workshop. Students worked their way through different activities, learning valuable job seeking skills and finding out more about the built environment with the help of experienced industry volunteers from across all areas of the built environment.
Other opportunities included 15 Billion EBP’s mentoring programme which supports the academic growth of students by encouraging the development of employability skills, providing them with invaluable insight into the world of work and the industry.