Social Impact of an apprenticeship scheme

LBR supported the client by developing a framework to capture the social value of qualifications & employment, indirect savings from improved health and decreased exposure to crime.


• Name: A global telecommunications company
• Size: Number of employees > 100,000
• Location: Global

Client need

The client wanted technical support in determining the social value associated with the provision of an apprenticeship programme (including bootcamps and personal development training) for young people between 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training.

The challenge

Developing a framework to capture the social value of the programme for different stakeholder groups including trainees, the government, the company and the company's volunteers

Designing appropriate data collection for the project building on the work already being undertaken.

The results

Updates to the company’s social impact methodology

Data collection systems across each programme element and across different stakeholders

Qualitative surveys and their outputs

Valuation framework for assessing the value of volunteering, traineeship and boot camp provision

Methodology report, update and integration with current social impact methodology

Finalised quantitative surveys (covering each part of the programme) for both volunteers and trainees

Year 1 pilot report on the results of the programme (for both volunteers and trainees).

What happened next

Impact valuation was used to input into the company’s decision-making processes.