Walsall Works has been delivering sustainable outcomes for residents for over 5 years and we would not have been able to do this without local businesses and organisations making commitments to take on and train local people.
We have created the Walsall Works Partner Awards as a way of recognising this contribution and the investment that employers have made in their local workforce.
So far, 35 local businesses and organisations have been awarded the status of Walsall Works Partner and we had to opportunity to celebrate this with at two recent events.
By winning an award, our partners have demonstrated a commitment to delivering additional social value and this had been divided into three levels, bronze, silver and gold.
Our Bronze Partners have earned their status by focusing their recruitment on local people, whether this is by taking on a Walsall Works Apprentice and investing in a young person’s career, using our free job brokerage or demonstrating partnership through strategic boards.
The next levels of the Partner Awards stand as a quality mark for engagement with the local community and the delivery of social value. Therefore the silver and gold levels of the awards have been given to those employers who have demonstrated a wider degree of activity which covers the core priorities of Walsall Council.
These Key Priority Areas are below and each applicant for Silver and Gold Partner status have demonstrated how they have made a difference in all of these areas.
The application process for Silver and Gold Partner status is straightforward and details about the criteria and the application form can be found by clicking here
Applications are now open for employers to apply for Silver and Gold Partner status and these awards will be presented at the Walsall Works Expo on 6 September 2018