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Communities

Reaching out to our local communities, especially in partnership with clients and suppliers, enables us to make a positive difference to people around us.

What we've focused on

The Mitie Foundation
The Mitie Foundation has produced encouraging results in its first year; creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds to join the world of work. A key project this year has been to ensure all our stakeholders are aware of the aspirations and targets of the charity which is why the Foundation appointed 30+ ambassadors in Mitie businesses.

The Real Apprentice programme has continued to go from strength to strength. Under its new name, Ready2Work, a record number of programmes have been completed this year. To complement the Ready2Work programme, the Mitie Foundation has also launched a more agile work experience programme which provides further opportunities for unemployed and particularly young people, to obtain the work experience so often missing from their CVs.

Community engagement in social housing
Naturally, our social housing team is heavily involved in the local communities where they work. As well as taking part in career talks in schools and offering work experience opportunities for young talent in the area; Mitie resident liaison officers have been volunteering their time to run computer clubs to help improve residents’ confidence online

2020 target

Dedicate 1% of pre-tax profits to community investment, through the Mitie Foundation activities.


Performance highlights

0.7%

of pre-tax profit invested in communities

51

Ready2Work participants

12%

increase in employee volunteering days




      
Looking ahead
The Mitie Foundation’s approach is to work in partnership with like-minded organisations, as well as harness Mitie’s workforce, to add value and make a sustainable difference in our local communities. Whilst we will continue to raise awareness of The Foundation’s work around employability and young people, we have set ourselves clear targets for 2014-2015:

Inspiring young people
We will work with schools around the country to run 50 World of Work events and 20 Dragons Den events with partner Working Knowledge.

Enhancing employability
Working specifically on client sites, we aim to offer 70 people work placements through our Ready2Work (55 people) and Foundation work experience (15 people) programmes.
Mitie volunteer of the year award

Craig Boath won the 2013 Mitie 'Project of the Year' Award

Mitie volunteer of the year award

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