Our social initiatives
We believe its important to make a positive contribution to our profession and local communities. That's why we're working on initiatives to support Sustainable Social Value through Sourcing, and to help attract and support people in their aspirations for careers in Procurement or Technology.
Sustainable Social Value
We're excited to be creating some content to support organisations in developing and delivering Sustainable Social Value. This content will be made available in a new resource hub being created to share knowledge, expertise and best practice.
Our content will provide experiential learning to introduce users to what Sustainable Social Value can look like and how it can be achieved.
We are pleased to offer a range of FREE fun challenges which school students can use to introduce them to different aspects of procurement and technology; whilst supporting education Curriculum for Excellence competencies and benchmarks such as numeracy, literacy and health and wellbeing.
We are a proud partner of Scotland's Enterprising Schools, who offer our procurement and technology challenges and lots more through their website https://enterprisingschools.scot/
You can try our FREE Challenges using our ready made Lesson Plan and Student Brief PDFs.
There is no requirement for students to have existing knowledge or experience, as the challenges aim build foundational skills and become increasing complex as students develop.
Built around social issues that matter to young people such as climate change and well-being, the challenges also aim to help participants develop core competencies for the workplace e.g. creativity, problem solving, planning, teamwork and communication. The lesson plans highlight how student experience in using these skills during the challenges can provide helpful examples for competency-based interviews.
A HUGE THANK YOU to our amazing collaborators for their contributions: Scotland's Enterprising Schools, People Know How, Glasgow Caledonian University, Livingston James Recruitment and Change Recruitment.
If you're a school or club who would be interested in using these challenges, simply email our mailbox to find out more.
We've created an intensive curriculum, incorporating a unique blend of training and experiential learning, which aims to help individuals build foundational Procurement skills for entry level roles. Participants learn through a series of training modules and challenges, providing them with an environment where they can learn through practice.
Working with a variety of organisations we plan to trial this with young adults or people seeking re-employment, to help demonstrate to employers the opportunity a Train to Hire approach could represent to their organisation.
We also aim to establish the use of coaches to support individuals during their first year’s employment, encouraging their personal development and contribution to the employer organisation.
If you're an employer seeking to take an innovative approach to building a talent pipeline for your Procurement function, please contact us to find out more.