The ‘Micro-Tyco Method’ and its combination of inspiration, knowledge and networks is so effective that WildHearts was awarded the ‘Social Innovator Award’ from Babson College, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship. It is also used by some of the world’s leading companies to identify and attract young talent.
Thanks to its sponsors such as Phoenix, the Micro-Tyco programme is free of charge for participating schools. Micro-Tyco can run as a stand-alone 4-week challenge or incorporated into classes as part of an 8-week Programme of Learning, using interactive resources and lesson plans provided by WildHearts. The challenge runs in February and November and is most suitable for year groups 5-13. Schools can enter as many teams as they like with a maximum of 5 pupils per team.
Phoenix believes in investing in our young people and apprenticeships are an integral part of that ethos. Our apprenticeship scheme offers a valuable alternative career path to college or university and gives young education leavers opportunities to join the company and build a fantastic future for themselves. We often recruit school leavers into various teams and through formal training and development give them the opportunity to grow and develop a prosperous career in Phoenix.
WORKING WITH CHARITIES
The Phoenix Charity Committee coordinates all of our fundraising schemes and events and manages our charity partnerships. We formed the committee to increase our charitable activities and deliver more social value for our community and our customers.
It’s Phoenix policy to provide one day’s paid annual leave per year for our employees to perform voluntary work for a charity or charitable cause.
Phoenix has formed a partnership with Shelter, a charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in the UK. Homelessness is a national crisis, with the number of people sleeping rough each night more than doubling since 2010.
As part of our social mission to give back to our communities and our society, we are striving over the coming year to raise funds and awareness for this important cause. We believe that everybody has the right to the safety, comfort and dignity of a decent home to live in.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Phoenix is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Macmillan Raceday at York Races. We will provide funding for their raffle including all cash prizes and printing costs.