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National Recognition for OneAIM

OneAIM, a joint venture between Jacobs (a BECBC member) and Interserve, has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of its social impact initiatives which support social mobility.

OneAIM was shortlisted for its work with the Primary Business Partnership.

In 2017, OneAIM formed the Primary Business Partnership; a brokerage which works with primary schools and businesses in Copeland and Allerdale to support career-related learning.

Career-related learning is focused on helping children to understand who they could become and help them to develop a healthy sense of self. The learning is not about making career choices but more about exploration, development and helping children to have high aspirations.

The Primary Business Partnership continues to grow; 83 primary schools and 123 businesses form part of the network and more than 8,000 children have benefited from career-related learning activities organised by the Primary Business Partnership.

The partnership is now funded jointly by OneAIM and Sellafield Ltd (a BECBC member). The initiative is an example of how OneAIM has responded to the Sellafield’s Social Impact Strategy.

Luke Richardson, social impact manager, at OneAIM said: “By creating and funding the Primary Business Partnership we have enabled something more than what we alone could have achieved. The partnership is addressing social mobility at a young age; by developing their skills and helping them realise their future opportunities.

Michael Moore, Sellafield Ltd Social Impact Manager said: “It is fantastic that the partnership has been recognised at a national level. The project allows other local businesses to plant the seed that there are lots of opportunities in the area and Sellafield is just one of the options. The way it is delivered ensures that all children get fair access to a wide range of employers, not just those with an existing relationship”

The winners will be announced at an event on 8th October. Other finalists include KPMG, Unilever, United Utilities, HM Revenue and Customs and Co-op.

OneAIM has been named as a finalist in the two categories of the UK Social Mobility Awards:

The categories are:

  • Progression Programme of the Year
  • Leadership of the Year