R-evolution For Good are a small business and a charity that works for the benefit of the community. They deliver training and development for businesses, offering a range of training. The charities aim is to end child poverty, by offering a free progression coaching and counselling service so that families can move forward and meet their potential.
As part of their commitment to the Young Person’s Guarantee, R-evolution For Good provides work-based learning opportunities for young people that help prepare them for the world of work. The company believes that offering opportunities such as Modern and Graduate apprenticeships will enable their staff to grow and thrive as well as provide a skilled workforce for the future of their business.
“We have had two Modern Apprentices, one in Business Administration and one in Digital Marketing. Both of those young people have been amazing in bringing new concepts and ideas to the organisation and both have excelled in the work that they do.
The apprenticeships were created as the roles were needed and rather than hiring people who were already qualified, we wanted to bring in young people. We have gained highly from their fresh perspectives."
Rachel who completed her apprenticeship in Business and Administration in record time has now progressed to completing a Level 7 Management Apprenticeship, and Mhairi who has now completed her Level 6 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship is planning to start a Graduate Apprenticeship.
The young people have been able to learn and grow, and the skills and confidence they’re now showing has been positive for the business.
"Investing the time in young people means they feel like the company cares for them, which brings loyalty and motivation and means the business gets the best from them. They are also creating their own path which really gives them autonomy in their career direction.
We have had support through Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Moray, Skills Development Scotland and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The process is very simple, and it was a huge gain for very little effort. The support for employers to take on apprentices is excellent."
Find out how employers can support Ask 3 of the Young Person’s Guarantee and invest in a skilled workforce here.