Vauxhall is the proud recipient of the 2014 Community Outreach Award, presented last week at the annual Northwest Automotive Alliance awards ceremony.
The award recognises commitment to the wider community, including young people and educators, to promote the manufacturing and engineering industries and the many career opportunities they can offer. As well as engaging with future engineers and leaders, the award also takes into consideration an employer’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant was able to demonstrate that community outreach is embedded at every level of the organisation, and is a focal point in its UK business plan and HR strategies. Additionally, its ever-growing partnerships with local education providers and Trade Union colleagues further enable the company to change perceptions, grow talent and help safeguard the future of UK manufacturing.
Phil Millward, HR Director at Vauxhall said, ‘In order to build a better community and support the everyday challenges of life, business has a critical role to play. This award reflects the time and energy invested by Vauxhall and the immense satisfaction gained from doing so’.
The following achievements and initiatives were applauded by the Northwest Automotive Alliance:
Vauxhall’s hard work and dedication to the community continues. Already this year, the plant has held a highly successful Open Day and the 2014 See Inside Manufacturing event. In 2015, Vauxhall will launch the next-generation Astra and welcome 300 new hires into the business.
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