20
Years' Experience
100%
of Profit Donated
1716
Volunteering Hours Created
2015 
Trees Planted
30,000 Candidates
Supporting your values through your recruitment process

We help to connect purpose driven professionals with sustainability, corporate responsibility, energy, waste, forestry and biodiversity experience with innovative organisations across the UK

With over 20 years recruitment experience, we have turned recruitment on it's head by reinvesting 100% of profit into local environmental sustainability initiatives to raise awareness, protect and improve the natural environment and create long term environmental sustainability. ​

 

Our visible, measured social and environmental impact helps organisations to make a positive contribution to the local community and the environment whilst improving customer engagement and employee retention levels in the process. 

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- T E S T I M O N I A L S -

"Kate is the best recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. She is friendly, proactive and efficient and helped me thoroughly throughout the recruitment process. Kate always goes the extra mile to ensure that her clients are dealt with in a professional manner and listens to their needs to find the perfect fit for their future career. It is refreshing to find a recruitment professional who takes the time to understand your needs and to help you throughout the entire process from application, through the interviews and once employed. I would highly recommend Kate and her services to anyone."

Bridget Healy, HR

Heart of England Mencap

"Working with Graduate Planet has been extremely effective from the word go. Kate has understood our business and recruitment needs really well and whilst working with a limited brief, she has found us some exceptional candidates. In our previous experiences, recruitment can be quite stressful and time-consuming. Kate has managed the whole process for us and removed all of the hassle, leaving us free to focus on the interviews, enabling us to find the right fit for our business. We would thoroughly recommend Graduate Planet to everyone and we very much look forward to working with them again in the future."  

Mike Boyden, Director

Bellagio Stone

Next time your hiring - use your supply chain more wisely, create some great social and environmental impact in the process

 

Your People, Your Planet And You

Graduate Planet News

Graduate Planet's Stratford School Sustainability Programme

Engaging environmental education for KS2

We are working in collaboration with 9 Stratford upon Avon primary schools and 8 local charities to deliver an engaging educational programme in environmental sustainability.
Each school will be able to take up to 420 children on exciting day trips to discover more about  forestry, biodiversity, energy, food, water, waste and sustainable cities. Visits include the UK’s largest community solar farm, the recycling centre, Twycross Zoo nature reserve, planting  trees in the Heart of England forest, cookery classes at an organic farm and building a giant Lego sustainable city.
Each day has been designed to inspire and nurture the children’s connection with the natural environment. The programme i gnites their curiosity, develops problem solving skills and broadens their career opportunities.

Graduate Planet has been supporting the creation of a garden of wellbeing for the whole community

Article in the Stratford Upon Avon Herald Newspaper

A garden of wellbeing for the whole community will grow at Stratford Hospital over the next five years. The Forest of Hearts charity, with help from actor David Bradley – patron of the wellbeing garden – unveiled exciting plans at Lifeways Centre, Stratford, last Thursday, to create an edible garden which will comprise 25 raised beds located outside the new cancer and eye treatment units at the hospital.

 

It’s exciting because the garden will supply fresh food to Café Lomas, the new health and wellbeing hub within the hospital. It will also provide an outdoor working space for disadvantaged people in the area to reduce isolation, loneliness and mental health issues.

Working with Forest of Hearts to create an edible Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Hospital

We are very proud to be working with the Forest of Hearts charity and a range of local businesses including BAM Construction, Orbit, The Box Factory, Bellagio Stone to create a large edible Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Upon Avon Hospital. Providing both a tranquil and purposeful space, the garden will deliver health benefits to over 85,000 patients, staff and community visitors each year.

This project illustrates how local businesses can have a really positive impact on the physical and mental health of people in their community. The garden will be in situ for the next five years, supplying delicious fresh food to the Café Lomas and providing a welcome place for volunteers to come and work together with a common purpose, reducing their feelings of isolation, loneliness or depression.

We are looking for more corporate partnerships to ensure longevity of the project.

Graduate Planet CIC funds pioneering environmental workshop for 60 school children

After working with energy data specialists SPS International in Warwick to recruit a new Technical Data Expert we have been able to fund an environmental sustainability workshop for 60 local children in Leamington Spa.

 

The workshop was delivered by the the Smallpeice Trust, Leamington-based STEM specialists. This engaging practical education in environmental sustainability will help equip the children for the future, helping them to understand and solve sustainability issues.

Graduate Planet working with BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is the one of the world's largest bank, operating in 77 countries. They have been incredibly generous and supportive in their introduction to their supply chain, clearly demonstrating their commitment to long-term sustainability. 

We are very proud to work with them and impressed by their genuine determination to support positive social and environmental impact. They truly are a bank for a changing world, committed to spending €15 billion on the renewable energy sector by 2020, assisting thousands of people in financial educational programs and making the fight against climate change their top environmental priority. 

Thanks to Belu Water using Graduate Planet to recruit their Head of Sales, we have been able to reinvest in the Heart of England Community Energy (HECE) 60,000-panel solar farm just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire. This generates enough power power to supply 4,500 homes for 25 years. The HECE plans to donate up to £2.7m to improving the health and quality of life of older people and other vulnerable people who are experiencing fuel poverty and poor living conditions.

This collaboration between three not for profit organisations will bring sustainability for people, planet and profit. This includes a reduction in carbon from the solar farms, social benefits created through the community projects and financial benefits for vulnerable people in the community.

Graduat Planet CIC winner of the 'Woman Who' Achieves Award 2018

We are very proud to have won the 2018 'Woman Who' Achieves award. Thanks to the continuous support and belief from so many wonderful people and organisations during our first year, we've been able to achieve what we set out to do, providing businesses with high quality staff and reinvesting 100% of profit into local environmental sustainability projects which help to combat climate change.

 

A huge thank you to everyone for all your encouragement, business and support.

Armagard, Graduate Planet & Waitrose working with Birmingham Schools

Under beautiful blue skies we welcomed the Lord Mayor of Birmingham to help Little Sutton Primary School children plant 15 city trees in Harvest Fields Park, Sutton Coldfield.

 

The tree planting event was organised by Birmingham Trees for Life, who are truly transforming Birmingham with their city tree planting projects. The trees will bring joy to the whole community, food and shelter for wildlife and it provided the local children with confidence, some new skills and an education in environmental sustainability.

Graduate Planet at the House of Commons

Graduate Planet is delighted to have been invited to the House of Commons to celebrate the Buy Corporate Challenge with SEUK, Amey, Wates Group, Zurich, Interserve and Santander.

 

"Over £45 million spent with social enterprises so far, having a remarkable impact in a range of ways, on individuals lives and whole communities" - Peter Holbrook - Social Enterprise UK

Graduate Planet CIC supported by JLR, Midcounties Co-operative & NFU Mutual

Over 85 corporate & community volunteers, including actor David Bradley, helped plant 1,000 trees as part of a collaborative effort to create a wood in the fight against climate change. Volunteers from JLR, NFU Mutual, Midcounties Co-operative, Calor, Cooperative Energy and adi all helped to raise awareness and David said: “I think it’s great that young people are doing something about it. Inspirational people making a difference.”

Climate change can be solved by businesses working together, using their supply chains wisely and taking small consistent steps to create a positive impact.

Graduate Planet's recruitment rooted in the environment

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West Midlands businesses, Graduate Planet CIC, Armagard Industries & Birmingham Trees For Life were all commemorated at an inaugural tree planting ceremony in Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham.

As a result of placing Nathan Brown in the role of Mechanical Design Engineer at Armagard, a large Oak tree has been planted in the centre of the park, potentially reducing carbon for 600 years. Nathan said “Obviously, the most important thing was to find a job that uses my degree and supports my master’s, but it’s good to know that I’m working for a company that wants to protect the environment”.

SME 'Best New Business 2017' Award Finalist

Graduate Planet CIC is proud to be a finalist for the Coventry & Warwickshire SME Best New Business 2017 awards. After all the hard work launching and growing the business it's wonderful to be recognised for our commitment and determination and have the opportunity to celebrate.

We feel very lucky to have been selected as a finalist in the 'Best New Business award' category for businesses showing outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in enterprise, as well as having sound management practices.

Graduate Planet CIC invited to join the PwC Entrepreneur Programme

We are really delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with PwC and their entrepreneur programme which offers a great wealth of advice and support. 

PwC are taking action for social change by supporting social entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses that are good for the economy, people and planet. They draw on the broad skills and resources available within the firm and through their community partners to provide a wide programme of support and peers who have so much experience and expertise to share.

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