Helping Shape a Better World
Embrace is an important element of ARM’s commitment to the community in which we live and work in. It encourages our employees to work with charities and community organisations to give something back by fundraising or volunteering.
The Embrace initiative is driven and inspired by our employees all of whom are passionate about supporting charities, volunteering and community projects. Employees are given the opportunity to use 16 working hours per year to get involved in raising awareness and money for local charities and making a positive difference to the local community.
We believe Embrace not only benefits the local community, it also develops and enhances new skills for our own team.
Choosing the company charity
Each year ARM's employees vote for their charity of choice which is supported through a range of fundraising activities. In previous years, we have participated in the London to Paris bike ride and the Three Peaks Challenge, amongst other events.
Our current charity of choice is Rowans Hospice- the local hospice is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. They provide a specialist In-patient service for treatment and symptom relief as well as a ‘Living Well’ drop-in centre for support, therapy and group activities. They also offer much-needed respite for carers and a bereavement service for the family and friends of those affected by life-limiting illness.
This local charity is a perfect fit for the Serocor group as many of our loved ones have been supported by the Hospice, at the time we’ve needed it most.
We believe that choosing a shared charity allows our team to make a concerted effort and achieve real benefits, with everyone lending support to a common goal.
Supporting individual initiatives
As well as team initiatives, ARM also supports individuals in their specific CSR exploits. One member of our senior team is a trustee for the Aurora New Dawn charity and two employees offer mentoring to secondary pupils at a local school.
Volunteering for all employees
ARM encourages everyone to get involved, from senior management to the newest recruits, and it supports these efforts during working hours. However, many of the team choose to commit to additional out-of-hours volunteering as well.
Supporting progression outside work
We believe that supporting our employees by developing their skills, encourages new thought processes and makes our whole team stronger. We support our team in their community work, but also in professional and academic training qualifications, personal hobbies, sports, physical training and so on.
It’s not all about work!
As well as offering an attractive career path, ARM knows that as a business it has a responsibility to support the lives of its employees and the wellbeing of our wider community. When you choose a career with us, it is important you can balance your work with your life objectives and responsibilities to family, friends and the community.
We support the wider wellbeing of our team, aiming to create the right work/life balance and ensuring we can give back to society as a whole. The Embrace initiative encompasses both of these concepts – helping the local community and fully supporting our team to do this, whilst enjoying the experience and the nurturing personal growth and development.