Modern Slavery Statement

This Modern Slavery statement outlines UK Graduate’s standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort. UK Graduate is committed to the social and environmental responsibility and has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We arecommitted to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and ensuring that we are not complicit in any human rights violations. UK Graduate supports and respects the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes businesses should ensure that they arenot complicit in human rights abuses.

Organisation's structure
We are a provider of recruitment, educational and training services.

Our business
Our business is organised into the following four main business units:

UK Graduate offers courses in a number of locations throughout the World and provides professional bespoke training for many of theUK’s largest businesses.

Programs include SIA security, vocational qualifications,and graduate degrees. UK Graduate works in partnership with leading UKuniversities to provide international students with tailored universitypreparation courses designed for students who wish to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the UK from all over the world.

UK Graduate Bangladesh offers a wide range of English language courses for students who wish to study English abroad in an English language School.

Our supply chains
Our supply chain includes student recruitment agents, IT suppliers, sub-contractors and consultants for education services and homestayand residence companies.

We internally review our supply chain to evaluate risks andreview aspects of the supply chain including but not limited to safety, humantrafficking, child labour and other legal requirements in order to ensure compliance with our Supply Chain Policy.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slaveryor human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in allour business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

There is to be no harsh or inhumane treatment, including anysexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, slavery, mental orphysical coercion or verbal abuse of workers, nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment as outlined in our Recruitment Policies and Code of Business Conduct.

We are committed to a workforce that is free of harassment and unlawful discrimination, including race, colour, religion, national origin,gender (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, past or recent military status or anyother status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where weoperate.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk wecomply with our due diligence processes as outlined in the Whistleblowing Policy and the UK Graduate Human Resources policy documentation.

We have in place systems to:

Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supplychains in conducting background checks through World Check-One;
Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains;
Protect whistle blowers and report unethical conduct; and
Where possible we build long standing relationships with our supply chains nationally and internationally and we expect these entities to have suitableanti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics.

We have dedicated representatives that are aware of the requirements of Modern Slavery Act and the principles of human rights from the following departments:

Legal
Audit and compliance; and
Human resources

Training
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff including Senior Management Teams.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) tomeasure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains: 

Effective use of the Recruitment and Selection Policy; 
Use of labour monitoring and payroll system;
Completion of audits conducted by internal and external auditors; and
Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supplychain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of theModern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes UK Graduate Ltd’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2023.  

Shebul Ali
Director of UK Graduate Ltd