Corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner apprentice ARCO LIMITED

You will be helping shape the future of our sector by coordinating the work across our business towards our sustainability aims. Your work will help us demonstrate our progress and provide assurance to our customers against issues of global concern.

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In Year 2 increase up to £22,967.70

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, shifts

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    40 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Managing the programme of work and performance evaluation of Arco teams in relation to sustainbility
  • Providing the essential 'glue' of information and data to help us evaluate and demonstrate our progress
  • Dealing with and responding directly to customers who are tracking their own sustainbility performance
  • Developing and monitoring sustainbility standards in our supply chain and ensuring that suppliers are working towards shared sustainbility aims

The training you will be getting

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, topics covered include:

  • Will achieve Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Level 4, and can do functional skills
  • Introduction to CRS and the CRS agenda
  • Project Management theory and tools
  • Change Management Theory and practice
  • Culture management
  • Introduction to CRS Data, Sources and analysis
  • Metrics and insights informing CRS
  • The CR&S function within organisational and governance structures can impact CR&S performance
  • Principles, preparation and techniques for negotiation
  • Communication solutions and  active listening
  • Reporting on CRS delivery against CRS objectives
  • What is strategy and how are they developed
  • GDPR and data protection
  • Managing and analysing data / Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Principles of fundraising for CRS work including charity work
  • Risk management within CRS
  • CRS budget Management 
  • Human Rights
  • Modern Slavery
  • Gender Equality
  • Child labour
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Protect, Respect, Remedy)
  • Environmental Challenge and Management

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Professional sustainbility support to the business as coordinator / advisor with progression to more senior roles comensurate with experience / skills and qualification gained

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

As you progress with us, you will develop essential skills knowledge and professional qualifications that are transferrable to other businesses, but most of all, you'll be contributing directly at all levels of the business.

About the employer

With almost 140 years of experience, Arco are recognised as the UK's leading safety experts. As the only integrated safety products and services business, our size, scale and reputation in the sector are why we have such an impressive portfolio of accounts and customers. We offer over 170,000 safety products to customers nationwide. We're the expert safety partner with a unique mix of specialist expertise and practical real-life industry knowledge.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nicki Bevan

Apprenticeship standard

Corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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