Awareness Raising

The latest stories in this category from the City & Guilds Foundation and our networks.

Advancing A Greener Future: City & Guilds’ Carbon Reduction Journey

Advancing A Greener Future: City & Guilds’ Carbon Reduction Journey

As a global leader in skills development, we at City & Guilds recognise the vital role we play in addressing social, environmental, and economic issues. We are committed to embedding responsible business practices into all aspects of our work, which includes our journey to becoming net zero. We recently completed the annual calculation of our carbon footprint, and are proud to announce we have achieved a commendable 10% reduction in carbon emissions compared to our baseline in 2019. This...

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Learn about the latest findings on Neurodiversity at work in our latest report

Learn about the latest findings on Neurodiversity at work in our latest report

At City & Guilds we are all connected by our common purpose: to help people develop their skills. And our City & Guilds Foundation was established back in 2019 to really amplify our purpose and particularly with a focus on supporting individuals who face significant barriers in developing their skills. In an era where inclusivity has become a cornerstone of organisational success, championing and supporting neurodiversity in the workplace is more important than ever. In 2022, we...

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Improving young refugees’ educational outcomes through our partnership with the Positive Youth Foundation

Improving young refugees’ educational outcomes through our partnership with the Positive Youth Foundation

At the City & Guilds Foundation we’re passionate about advocating for, and supporting, people who face barriers to accessing skills development. Two years ago, we looked at supporting refugees as a beneficiary group – and have supported a number of different grass root charities in the UK who are making a quantifiable impact on many lives within refugee and migrant communities. One such organisation that we are proud to support is the Positive Youth Foundation (PYF) based in Coventry....

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Human-Centered Leadership: Nurturing Creativity, Connection, and Collaboration

Human-Centered Leadership: Nurturing Creativity, Connection, and Collaboration

We attended Anthropy this month. The second edition of a gathering like no other, set in the beautiful Eden Project in Cornwall to bring together leading voices to imagine a better world. It’s no surprise that leadership was at the centre of conversations as a tool that shapes behaviours and indeed, our future. In an ever-changing world, leadership has transcended the traditional command-and-control model to embrace a more human-centered approach. The role of a leader is no longer confined to...

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Lifelong learning with the Ransackers Association

Lifelong learning with the Ransackers Association

The Ransackers Association is a UK-based organisation that promotes lifelong learning for adults over 55. It encourages its members to learn new things and pursue their interests and believes that everyone has something to offer and that it is never too late to learn. Some of its members are also members of The City and Guilds of London Institute. Ransackers has released a new video featuring retirees who share their experiences of lifelong learning. The video showcases five individuals,...

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Unlocking a Waiting Workforce: launching the refugee recruitment toolkit in partnership with The Launchpad Collective

Unlocking a Waiting Workforce: launching the refugee recruitment toolkit in partnership with The Launchpad Collective

There is a whole waiting workforce among our refugee population in the UK, yet many companies may not realise the benefits of hiring refugees as part of their recruitment strategy. That's why we've partnered with The Launchpad Collective to bring you an Employer Toolkit e-module called 'Unlocking a Waiting Workforce'. The Employer Toolkit is an engaging e-module created by Kineo that is designed to help businesses successfully hire and integrate people with refugee backgrounds into their...

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Celebrating our first carbon literacy training participants

Celebrating our first carbon literacy training participants

Between November and February, 28 colleagues across City & Guilds were invited to be involved in a pilot for Carbon Literacy Training and we are delighted that all have now received their Carbon Literacy accreditation. To be Carbon Literate means taking actionable steps towards tackling the climate emergency, feeling confident in communicating on this topic to our customers and stakeholders, and doing all that we can to mitigate the effects of climate change within our industry and...

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