Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Apprentice

Farnborough Airport Limited (FAL) is the owner and operator of the UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport. FAL handles approximately a third of London’s business aviation traffic and is the largest in the UK. FAL owns and operates both the airport and the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facilities, making its integrated operations unique to the market. FAL has an iconic, state of the art infrastructure which is tailored to business aviation and focussed on delivering a world class customer experience. Over the years, FAL has been consistently recognised as the best FBO in Europe.

FAL operates alongside the Aviator Hampshire Hotel, a luxury hotel located on the perimeter of the airport and one of the best hotels in the area. Both companies are jointly owned by Macquarie Asset Management (MAM). MAM is one of the largest infrastructure investors in the world and has an extensive track record in airport investment and ownership. From a leadership and business perspective, FAL and the Aviator Hampshire Hotel are managed together as a Group.

Farnborough Airport limited is an equal opportunities employer, promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation.

What we are looking for:

We are looking to recruit a Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioner Apprentice who will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a pro-active team whilst working toward their Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprenticeship is for a fixed term contract for approximately 2 years

This is an innovative role to support, co-ordinate and facilitate in championing and delivering the Sustainability agenda for Farnborough Airport Limited through multiple initiatives covering a variety of geographies, focus areas, and stakeholders. Our agenda amounts to ensuring the highest standards of environmental performance and striving to be a global Sustainability showcase for airports around the world.

Responsibilities will range from managing employee volunteering initiatives and fundraising for charities to carbon reduction, waste management, energy efficiency and supply chain. The individual will produce research and other written materials to help tangibly improve the airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) credentials both in substance and perception.

About the role:

As the Apprentice progresses through their learning journey, their involvement and the complexity of their work will evolve to include the following:

  • Support the delivery of initiatives, campaigns and projects in change and culture management
  • Assist in developing and delivering Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) strategies
  • Gather, analyse and report on data to support CR&S outcomes and drive metric-based decisions
  • Draft CR&S reports and present on outcomes when required
  • Research and maintain an understanding of the latest Environmental, Societal and Regulatory agendas to help educate the business and drive engagement
  • Support in identifying new and innovative initiatives to drive the Company’s CR&S agenda
  • Support in identifying social and environmental risks to the business and escalate to the departmental management team
  • Contribute to regular employee communications promoting initiatives and providing updates on business policies and best practise.
  • Develop an understanding of CS&R budgets, fundraising and measuring return on investment to support the management team in regular report outs
  • Other ad-hoc responsibilities as required from time-to-time

About you: Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*- C including English and Mathematics or equivalent

Skills and Attributes

  • Commitment and a positive attitude towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental & Social Governance
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Time management and organisation skills; able to work effectively across a dynamic and wide-ranging set of disciplines.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Hard-working, self-starter and motivated by result
  • Confident to communicate at varying levels of an organisation
  • Willing, engaging attitude with an eagerness to develop professionally
  • Innovative and outward thinking

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per annum (pro-rata), plus statutory public holidays.
  • Workplace pension scheme with enhanced employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Access to medical plan including a range of private treatments (after probation period)
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Electric vehicle scheme (after 9 months of employment)
  • Sustainable travel scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to an Employee Assistance programme and helpline
  • Discount on accommodation and food/beverage at affiliated hotel and pub
  • Access to discount and savings scheme
  • You’ll also get all kinds of other great perks, like social events and special employee offers

Applications including CV and salary details should be sent to:

 We will only contact successful applicants.