What we offer


Our range of acclaimed programmes are designed to place business in the heart of healthy communities. 

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LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free, curriculum-linked programme for young people and schools which aims to engage, educate and empower young people giving them access to employability skills to support them in the transition from school to work.

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Business Class

Launched in Scotland in 2011, Business Class ensures that business engagement with schools is driven by the needs of the school leading to the greatest possible impact.

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Food for Thought

Involving pupils in nursery, primary and secondary schools in food related projects, to encourage healthier eating habits and a better understanding of food.

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Ban the Box

A UK-wide initiative to create a fair chance for people with criminal convictions to compete for jobs. In Scotland this is led by Business in the Community in partnership with Release Scotland.

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Ready for Work

A structured way for businesses to support some of society’s most disadvantaged, socially isolated and vulnerable people back onto their feet and into work.

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Business Connectors

In Scotland, Business Connectors offer collaboration across the local community, developing the way that local businesses and the community interact and benefit each other.

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Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG)

An initiative of HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and BITC, BERG helps businesses and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

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Ex-military recruitment

A UK-wide initiative led in Scotland with funding from the Scottish Government, with a toolkit to help businesses reap the benefits of employing ex-service men and women.

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Employee volunteering

Employee volunteers in action at an Edinburgh primary school

Find out about the wide variety of highly commended employee volunteering services we deliver in Scotland, helping channel skills, experience and enthusiasm directly from the workplace into local communities.  Read more >

Paired Reading

Reducing the attainment gap in Scottish primary schools and building skills and confidence through reading

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Enterprise Team Challenge

Facilitated one-day workshops at Scottish schools, designed to improve pupils’ awareness, aspirations, and attitude towards the world of work.

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