Nil by Mouth has taken it’s work promoting equality in the workplace to the banks of the River Clyde.
More than 200 Modern Apprentices at Scotstoun based BAE Systems participated in a seminar as part of their induction into one of Glasgow’s most iconic industries through the charity’s ‘Beyond Religion & Belief’ programme. The project is supported by the Scottish Government and since its launch more than 150 employers and 20,000 employees have taken part right across Scotland.
The recruits learned about the Equality Act and considered the impact of sectarian attitudes on people and groups across Scottish society. They also took part in ‘Pause B4U Post’ activities which encourage staff to think about the potential impact of online behaviour on their professional and personal lives.
The event was the latest in a busy year for the charity with partners from public, private and voluntary sector signing up to take advantage of the project, which is delivered free of charge thanks to support from the Scottish Government.
Speaking after the event Nil by Mouth Director Dave Scott said:
‘We are very grateful to BAE for the invitation along to work with their new intake of apprentices. It’s clear that the demographics on the industry are changing and this was a great opportunity to work with the new generation of shipbuilders on the Clyde.
This programme is for employers across a whole range of industries and sectors and we are particularly keen to target Modern Apprentices so people start their working life with a full appreciation of their rights, responsibilities and recourse. In addition to industrial partners such as BAE, CCG Construction, Bosch & City Building we have worked with Perth & Kinross and South Lanarkshire Councils in the recent months and can tailor the delivery to fit the employer’s needs.
Support from the Scottish Government means employers right across Scotland can benefit from taking part and ensuring that people feel valued and protected at work regardless of what faith or culture they come from.’
For more information on how your workplace can benefit from being involved in ‘Beyond Religion & Belief’ simply email us at: email@example.com