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Modern apprenticeships address emerging skills gaps

26th July 2023 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources Officer for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK In previous times, low economic growth and high inflation were accompanied by severe unemployment. Today the problems vexing the business world and government are worker and skills shortages, low productivity, and high numbers of ‘economically inactive’ people not seeking work.

Women in engineering | Q&A with an engineer at SUEZ

23rd June 2023 Posted by

Today we mark International Women in Engineering Day to raise awareness of the incredible work women engineers are doing around the world. At SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, we are celebrating our own inspirational engineers across the organisation, who are working hard to make a difference and are leading the way for others to begin a career in engineering. We

How to give excluded young people a sporting chance in life?

14th June 2023 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Business Services Officer at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. It is over a decade since the term NEET entered the mainstream. Following the financial crash in 2008, the number of young people not in education, employment or training rose sharply, and peaked in July-September 2011. Then, 16.9% of 16-24-year-olds were NEET – or 1.25 million

How SUEZ is using employment to help rehabilitate prisoners and ex-offenders

22nd May 2023 Posted by

Blog by Emily Nurse, Sustainability and Social Value Intern at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. I recently had the opportunity to visit a couple of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK sites in Surrey, and to speak with members of staff, employed through the company’s ROTL (Released on Temporary License) scheme. Having no previous knowledge of the scheme, and unaware that SUEZ provide this

Students’ first tour of the world of work and the green economy

27th February 2023 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Business Services Officer at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. One of the great pleasures my role provides is meeting young people and discussing their aims and aptitudes, and potential future careers, whether in waste management or any other industry. Two weeks ago, I had that chance when 15 engineering students at Trafford College took part

Recognition and pride on Remembrance Day

11th November 2022 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Remembrance Day will have a particular poignancy this month as we commemorate the fallen of two world wars, and later conflicts, while once again we see war in Europe. For most of us lucky to have grown up in the post-war era,

Empowering women at work | SUEZ Women’s Network

20th October 2022 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. More than ever before, HR professionals and business leaders are working to promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace. I’ve written before about the benefits that result for the organisation as well as employees – from enhanced morale, job satisfaction and team

Limbering up for our September focus on physical health

5th September 2022 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Over the last three years we have done a lot of work supporting our people’s mental health. As we’re all now so much more aware, mental health is a space that has long been neglected by society, the health service, employers and even

Self-made – with a helping hand

29th July 2022 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Life stories about ‘self-made’ successful people are very compelling. When we hear how a person triumphed against the odds, or rose to the top in business, their profession or sport, it’s inspiring.

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