Young people to help Accenture employees flexi-work efficiently
Giving young people the chance to help emloyees improve efficiency
A downside of encouraging employees to work from home is that their energy bills can increase. We've come up with a neat solution.
In partnership with Global Action Plan and Parity Projects, Accenture is putting a solution in place that also fits neatly into their wider CSR strategy.
A solution for a domestic dilemma
Accenture’s Skills to Succeed will equip 500,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business.
In the UK, Global Action Plan is working with Accenture to provide 1,300 unemployed young people with accredited training in sustainability and energy management.
Many of the young people are a long way from being work-ready and the basic training provided is an essential part of the journey that will help them into employment.
Helping young people
However, young people are rightly cynical about training schemes that lead to qualifications which don't necessarily help them into work. They want concrete evidence that there is a light at the end of the training tunnel.
With the Accenture-funded trainees, 30 young people will receive further training that will enable them to deliver Parity Project’s award-winning domestic energy surveys.
These surveys will be promoted to Accenture employees, helping them to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. The young people will receive ongoing support and mentoring from Accenture employees increasing their confidence, skills and employability.
The approach has a wide range of sustainability benefits. It is helping Accenture meet its Skills to Succeed target. It is giving young people training and work experience that will greatly enhance their prospects of securing work.
Financially it will help Accenture employees save money on their energy bills. Environmentally it will help cut domestic carbon emissions – particularly if the employees use the information they receive to take advantage of the Green Deal.
Global Action Plan will be capturing the results of the trial and will share them widely with other interested parties. The project has been made possible with support from the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts as part of their wider commitment to cutting carbon through innovative and collaborative projects.
Find out more
Learn more about our work with young people to train them for jobs in a green economy. Contact Tom Gribbin on 020 7420 4420 or get in touch to talk about how your organisation can support our work with young people.