How Springpod can help you meet Section 106

If a planned development will have a significant impact on the local community, there will have to be a section 106 agreement between the developer and the local authorities. Under this legal agreement, developers are obligated to provide a number of jobs and skills initiatives that benefit the local community.

Springpod works with employers across the UK to provide young people with equal opportunities and access to our virtual work experience programmes. With our programmes, we can help you meet section 106 requirements in a number of ways - let’s discuss a few below!

Target students within your local community

Targeting local students is just one way employers can use Springpod’s virtual work experience programmes to engage with young people to build their future talent pipeline. We can utilise our connections with local schools to help drive sign-ups to your programme and widen awareness of both your brand and work experience opportunities amongst young people in a specific geographical area.

Encourage young people to apply for apprenticeships

Live webinars with current employees, especially younger employees, are a great way to showcase to young people what roles are really like. Why not give your apprentices and graduates a platform so that they can inspire the next generation of talent with their own success stories?

Help to build sustainable and in-demand skills

With the government targeting net-zero emissions by 2030, businesses are working to showcase their own initiatives on how they are contributing to a sustainable future. 

We worked with Coast2Capital on their ‘Building Greener Futures’ programme to help showcase the local roles available to those within their local enterprise, which includes  Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey. In addition to this, the LEP has a strategic alliance with five neighbouring LEPs - Enterprise M3, Hertfordshire, South East, Solent and Thames Valley Berkshire. By showcasing roles within the construction industry, they could link local careers to sustainability and encourage young people to apply for roles in the future.

“The future workforce will see that sustainability and construction must go hand-in-hand and that it is not just about building but building sustainably and responsibly. We wanted the future workforce to understand that sustainability improves the quality of our lives, protects our ecosystem and preserves natural resources for them as well as future generations.” - Izzy Pompova, Enterprise Coordinator, Coast 2 Capital

Helping to boost social mobility

Career guidance is vital to ensuring the community has a successful future workforce. According to a CMI report, nearly 80% of employers believe graduates aren’t work-ready on entering the employment market.

Springpod’s programmes are not only able to promote the business or employer on which they are focused but can include ‘work ready’ modules. These modules teach students about the likely skills and responsibilities they will need for the workplace that they may not have learnt during their formal education.

By helping to nurture work-ready candidates through work experience, social mobility can be boosted as those who then go onto apply are more likely to succeed in the role.

To learn more about our virtual work experience programmes, download our guide here

Alternatively, get in touch with the partnerships team to discuss your options.


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