10 October 2023 —In September, AMS officially launched its partnership with Movement to Work (MtW), a not-for-profit coalition of UK employers, youth-outreach organisations, training providers and government – all aiming to level the playing field for young people, aged 16-30, who are not in employment, education or training. MtW works with employers, free of charge, to design and create vocational workplace opportunities and work experience placements either in-house or through its recommended training providers. MtW counts some of the biggest UK employers among its members including Accenture, BAE Systems, Tesco, BT, Barclays, M&S, Marriott, The Department of Work and Pensions and the British Army.
Matthew Rodger, Chief Growth & Commercial Officer and ExCo sponsor for Social Mobility commented: “Since its inception in 1996, social mobility has been part of AMS’s DNA. By officially partnering with MtW, we believe that we can further help ourselves and our clients who wish to diversify their talent pipeline by creating opportunities for candidates from underrepresented talent groups and if needed training them with in-demand skills. With hundreds of organisational members, The Movement has a proven track record of driving social mobility delivering more than 160,000 opportunities to date in the UK. This partnership builds on AMS’s commitment to champion social mobility and helps equip young people with experience and skills they need to achieve their full potential regardless of their early life experience.”
Gillian Churchill, CEO, Movement to Work said: “I am delighted to welcome AMS to the Movement. They are joining a network of like-minded organisations who are committed to helping young people who face barriers to work into quality employment, tapping into fresh and diverse talent which we know delivers significant business benefits. We look forward to developing our partnership and working together to provide more life-changing opportunities for young people across the country.”