The REC Awards celebrate accomplishment, expertise and excellence from across the industry and are renowned for providing the most prestigious recognition across the UK’s recruitment landscape.

The Community Initiative of the Year category winner was awarded to Morson Group for the Morson STEM Foundation.

The Morson STEM Foundation

Bringing together Morson Projects, Morson Talent and all of the Morson Group businesses, the Morson STEM Foundation’s purpose is to positively impact lives every day by fueling innovation, empowering industry and enabling opportunities for people.

The Morson STEM Foundation aims to increase the talent pipeline and appetite for STEM careers by widening participation and creating pathways into education and training. By collaborating with businesses to understand their skills needs and aligning them with a strategy for creating career opportunities – the Morson STEM Foundation is developing skills, delivering social value, and creating brighter futures.

The Foundation is delivered through the long-standing partnership with The University of Salford and the Morson Maker Space who bring together a programme of activity in collaboration with regional skill providers, local employers, and industry stakeholders to raise the profile of STEM nationally.

Alongside Group-wide initiatives such as our Gerry Mason Engineering Scholarships and The Morson Maker Space, some of the STEM Foundations most powerful activity comes from our Morson Projects STEM Ambassadors.

60+ of our Morson Projects employees have trained to become STEM Ambassadors and will be working with schools local to our UK offices to support their curriculum with STEM workshops and activities.

To engage children in critical thinking, to boost curiosity and introduce them to a world of STEM opportunities. Our STEM Ambassadors have been registered through STEM Learning, carrying out their induction and checks in addition to our own in-house training.

Our people are our most powerful advocates and they truly demonstrate our belief that Morson exists to make a positive difference to people’s lives, our clients, candidates, contractors, colleagues and the communities in which we work.

One REC Awards judge commented:

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with your entry. Please do pass on my genuine commendation to the wonderful people putting the work in at the STEM Foundation.”

The Morson STEM Foundation aims to support people from all backgrounds to explore, and pursue, pathways into engineering-related careers. Find out more here