Unipart makes HR Excellence Awards shortlist

Unipart Group has been shortlisted for two prestigious HR Excellence Awards: Best CSR strategy and the Health and Wellbeing award.

The annual ceremony organised by HR Magazine celebrates the gold standard of HR strategies and initiatives.

Unipart Inspires is shortlisted for Best CSR strategy. 

Unipart Inspires seeks to open up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles to girls and young women, as well as to people from diverse backgrounds who face economic or other barriers to employment. Historically, the sectors in which Unipart operates attract more men than women.

The initial programme saw Unipart’s head office in Oxford working with the local Job Centre Plus to take 17 young people on a three-week intensive course of work experience and interview skills.

Of the 17 young people, 15 went on to gain employment, seven of those with Unipart

Since then Unipart Inspires has provided work experience to more than 250 people across the UK, has engaged with more than 20 schools and has recruited more than 50 per cent young women to Unipart’s manufacturing engineering degree course run in partnership with Coventry University.

Unipart Workwell is shortlisted for the Health and Wellbeing award.

Unipart’s health and wellbeing strategy focuses on the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of employees.

Through a combination of wellbeing champions, a wellbeing events calendar, a health and wellbeing guide and website, and an employee assistance programme, Unipart Workwell was introduced to improve productivity through improving the health and wellbeing of employees.

A cornerstone of the strategy is the education of line managers in how they can best support health and wellbeing in their teams.

Clear branding and visuals were used to promote Unipart Workwell, mirrored across all sites and comprehensively communicated to employees.

The HR Excellence Awards ceremony takes place on 2 July 2019 at the Hilton on Park Lane, London.