Social Impact Pledge

Scottish Enterprise

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Social Impact Pledge logo

Scottish Enterprise pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed,  Lena C Wilson, Chief Executive, June 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

During 2016/16 Scottish Enterprise will collaborate with Women's Enterprise Scotland (WES) and Napier Univeristy to provide development to SE colleagues to prepare them to take up voluntary non-executive board director and charity positions therefore using their skills to contribute more boradly within our comuunities and utilising SE's volunteering policy.                           

Geographical location of impact

  • Scotland wide

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2nd Commitment

We make an ongoing commitment to provide support to Scotland's young people through engagement with schools. This engagement will take a variety of forms, including but not limited to:

  • Attendance at Careers Fairs, highlighting the youth employment and development opportunities at Scottish Enterprise.

  • Encouraging our own young people to speak at Careers Events to describe their journey and share their experience and inspire young people in their own career decisions.

  • To provide development days as part of Modern Apprenticeship Week to encourage  young people to develop entrepreneurial skills and ambitions.

  • To take part in work readiness skills development at schools to help young people with interview skills.

  • To provide expert coaching resource to prospective head teachers to the Scottish Council for Leadership (SCEL) for their Into Headship Programme.

Geographical location of impact

  • Scotland wide

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3rd Commitment

During 2016/2017 Scottish Enterprise commits to work in partnership with Career Ready to provide 10 of Scotland's young people (S5/S6) with Business Mentors and a 4 week paid work experience opportunity. This new partnership is part of SE's Youth Employment Strategy which encompasses recruitment and development of young people through Modern Apprentices, Enterprise Apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates as well as a programme of schools engagement.


Geographical location of impact

  • Scotland wide

Contact details