Queen’s Awards For Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
By Donna O’Toole
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are one of the most prestigious awards in the world a UK business can win. The Queen’s Awards only have four categories open for nominations and a notoriously rigorous criterion to fulfil.
Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility
To enter the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category you must;
- have a social mobility programme that has been running for at least 2 years
- be able to prove the programme has benefited your business, either financially or otherwise
Your programme should offer;
- Either work experience careers advice or mentoring
- or non-graduate routes to employment, such as traineeships or updating your business’ recruitment practices
- or equal support and progression opportunities for all employees
Take a look at our infographic below to find out if you’re eligible or watch our short video explaining the criteria.
Take a look at some of the winners of the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category;
Dale Power Solutions – one of the leading and critical power product and services providers. Dale Power Solutions have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity for Social Mobility for their successful apprenticeship scheme which aims to communicate the benefits of apprenticeships, promote STEM subjects in schools and work with communities to provide careers and training.
Allen & Overy – the successful UK law firm was awarded the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility for their PRIME and Smart Start Experience. The Smart Start Experience is unique within the legal sector, providing a week-long work experience for young people who receive a formal certificate on completion.
KPMG – as one of the leading providers of professional services, KPMG were awarded the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility for their continuous work.They have introduced a number of non-graduate entry routes, which are backed by the Government.
Procure Plus Holdings – specialising in the procurement of goods and services for the social housing sector, Procure Plus Holdings were awarded the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility. Their intelligent approach to procurement generates surplus which is used to fund training and development in the communities they serve.
Choose the right Queen’s Award category for your story
The awards are rigorous, but certainly not impossible to win — so long as you fit the criteria for the chosen category and sub-category, have a compelling narrative, and can tie up your strategy, your story, and your results in a way that shows you are outstanding. If the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category isn’t the right fit for you, take a look at the other categories available for you to enter;
Are you ready to win a Queen’s Award?
Find out if you are ready to enter the awards and how likely you are to succeed in the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category by contacting us today. Arrange your FREE consultation call with our CEO and Awards Expert Donna O’Toole who will provide an honest assessment of your chances of winning.
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