Recognising businesses that are adapting for the future by responding to our ageing population and intergenerational workplaces. The Aviva Championing an Ageing Workforce Award identifies those businesses that are responding to these emerging needs and in turn are maximising the business’ resilience to a growing ageing workforce. The award is a category within the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards.
The gala dinner last night at The Albert Hall, presented by broadcasters Jeremy Vine and Emily Maitlis celebrated and championed the hundreds of inspiring businesses who entered the awards with 17 organisations, including Barclays, being recognised as the most reponsible in the UK.
Rachael Saunders, Business in the Community Age at Work Director said:
'' Very many congratulations to Barclays for winning this award. They are acknowledged leaders on age at work, and inspired the judges with their commitment to creating second chances for those that really need them, as well as the scale and integrity of their work on all age apprenticeships.''
Barclays winning initiative recognises that unemployment is not merely a youth issue and has opened the door to its apprenticeships for the older generation. Through taking this positive action, Barclays has saved over £2 million in recruitment costs and the older ratio for apprenticships has grown from 4% to 20%