Policy

Policy Statements

Our policy statements provide the headlines for how our business operates.  Detailed policies and procedures are available on request for review by our customers, partners, suppliers, staff and customers.

Anti Bribery

Introduction : In response to Bribery Act 2010 Opportunities Workshop has developed a clear Policy Statement & framework which incorporates an Anti-Bribery policy and procedures for the prevention of bribery and corruption.  The policy applies to all individuals working at all levels and grades, including all training and delivery staff, senior managers, officers, directors, employees (whether permanent, fixed-term or temporary), consultants, contractors, apprentices/trainees, casual associated staff, volunteers, agents, or any other person acting on behalf of Opportunities Workshop.

The Company will seek to ensure that its bribery prevention policies and procedures are embedded and understood throughout the organisation through communication and training to staff and third parties acting on the Company’s behalf. The level of communication and training will be proportionate to the risk faced by the individual.

Anti-Bribery Policy Statement : Opportunities Workshop values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability and has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery.  Opportunities Workshop prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement, to or from any person or company, public or private, by any governors, staff, contractors, consultants, agents, overseas agents, external examiners and any non-employee service providers engaged on Company business for whatever reason, in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for Opportunities Workshop in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.

Diversity

Policy Statement : It is the policy of Opportunities Workshop to recognise and encourage the valuable and enriching contribution from all who work and learn here and the rights of all individuals who come into contact with Opportunities Workshop such as prospective students and job applicants. We are committed to advancing equality of opportunity, respecting and celebrating difference, eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and fostering good relations between all who work or learn at, or use the services of Opportunities Workshop. 

We will treat all students, staff and others associated with Opportunities Workshop with fairness, respect and sensitivity. We aim to create and maintain a working and learning environment in which all people have the opportunity to participate fully, give of their best and achieve their full potential in a climate free from discrimination or harassment. 

We recognise that all have a right to equality of opportunity irrespective of race, disability, gender, gender reassignment, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, or socio-economic status, background or class. Equality and diversity is central to all that we do, and fundamental to our mission and values.

Modern Slavery

Anti Slavery Policy Statement: Opportunities Workshop is committed to ensuring that it, its employees, directors, contractors and sub-contractors comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, as well as all other applicable laws in respect of slavery and human trafficking. This policy statement is to be construed as a transparency statement under Section 54 of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

Opportunities Workshop is headquartered in the UK, and the majority of its business is carried out in the UK.  Opportunities Workshop will not accept slavery within its organisation nor within its supply chain.  Directors, Staff and contractors are obliged to comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking legislation as part of Opportunities Workshop’s commitment to ensure legal compliance, with obligations set out in applicable handbooks and contracts with third parties.  Opportunities Workshop operates a preferred supplier list for its key suppliers pursuant to which suppliers are obliged to confirm compliance with applicable laws, which include the Modern Slavery Act.  Opportunities Workshop also takes practical steps to ensure compliance with the Act, including identity checks in respect of all individuals wishing to provide services via Opportunities Workshop.

All Opportunities Workshop employees receive training on all staff policies which include all matters of conduct and fair employment practices. Staff are encouraged to seek guidance from managers or legal advisors if they have any concerns, and to report all incidents in a timely manner.

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