Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Level 4 Apprenticeship
Hear more about this programme from one of our current Apprentices. Find out what you need to succeed and why this programme could be right for you.

Are you a person that is passionate about making changes for the benefit of others?
As a key player on our team, you'll have the chance to roll up your sleeves and take charge of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) campaigns, projects, and events. You will be encouraged to bring forward your ideas and nurtured to bring these into action. Your role will involve working closely with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, ranging from various levels of the organization to multiple sites and countries. Your mission: to facilitate the seamless integration of these initiatives by helping others see how their roles align with our strategic objectives and how their contributions have a ripple effect, ultimately shaping the greater good. If you're passionate about making a positive impact on social and environmental change, this is your chance to shine. You'll lead by example, embodying ethical behaviour and values, and steering our business toward its CR&S goals.

Programme Duration36 months
Qualification & LevelApprentices will gain the L4 Apprenticeship standard in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Working HoursApprentices will work a 40-hour working week Monday to Friday
Office TypeThe positions will be based in a corporate office
Training Breakdown

Apprentices will attend and complete modules in order to completing all Knowledge Skills behaviours culminating in an independent End Point Assessment.

The training is delivered in mix of remote and face-to-face sessions

Each week Apprentices will be allocated time away from their day to day roles to work on their Apprenticeship studies. You will spend approximately 80% of your working week learning from skilled members of the team whilst supporting learning on the job.

Required Skills & Qualifications

5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A-C) or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English

You must NOT already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship

What are the core components of this apprenticeship?

During your apprenticeship, you will acquire valuable skills and knowledge, including:

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Strategies: Learning how to develop, implement, and manage corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives effectively.
Stakeholder Engagement: Building and nurturing relationships with various stakeholders, both internal and external, to promote sustainability goals.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: Gaining a comprehensive understanding of assessing and mitigating the environmental and social impact of corporate activities.
Sustainable Business Practices: Developing strategies for integrating sustainable practices into the core operations of an organization.
Regulatory Compliance: Understanding the legal and regulatory aspects of corporate responsibility and sustainability to ensure ethical and responsible business conduct.
Data Management and Reporting: Proficiency in using sustainability software and managing data related to corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives.

What will I learn as I progress through my course?

As a Level 4 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Apprentice, your daily activities may include:

  • Collaborating with teams to identify and execute sustainability strategies.
  • Conducting environmental and social impact assessments.
  • Engaging with stakeholders to gather feedback and support sustainability efforts.
  • Implementing sustainable business practices and monitoring progress.
  • Assisting in the preparation of sustainability reports.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and developments in corporate responsibility and sustainability.
  • Analysing data related to sustainability initiatives and trends.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • L4 Apprenticeship standard in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Level 4 NVQ diploma in Sustainable Business Practices.

What are my career prospects after graduating?

Your journey as a Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability apprentice opens the door to a world of exciting career prospects. You'll have the skills and knowledge to explore or progress towards high-level roles in many sectors, roles could include:

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager; Environmental and Social Impact Analyst; Sustainability Consultant; Regulatory Compliance Specialist; Sustainability Reporting Analyst; Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator; Community investment coordinator; Corporate citizenship administrator; Environmental social governance (esg) administrator; Philanthropy coordinator.

Successful apprentices may also choose to progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programmes.

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"The learning side of the Apprenticeship has definitely changed my approach to my work, because it gives you a lot of inspiration on things you can implement in your working day."
Class of 2022 Apprentice

Application Process and Timeline

Online application
Upload your CV, fill in your details, answer the eligibility questions and complete a short online assessment

(Applications open 11th December 2023)
Game-based assessment
Complete a series of short game-based tasks designed to identify your strengths and assess your suitability for the role
Video Interview
Video interview to tell us about your background, motivations, knowledge, skills and interests
Virtual / Onsite Assessment Centre
Assessment centres include: a group exercise, presentation and individual interviews
If successful we will extend you and offer to join our programmes and our recruitment teams will send you a contract of employment
Onboarding process
Our recruitment teams will complete the necessary background checks, register you with the programme training provider and obtain any personal information needed to begin your employment
You'll then be ready to join us on your Apprenticeship programme

(The start date for this programme is July 2024)
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