This case study shows how collaboration across the private and public sector can help create jobs and boost social value.

Xerox is one of the suppliers on our Multifunctional Devices (MFDs), Print and Digital Workflow Software Services and Managed Print Service Provision (RM6174) agreement.

They are keen to participate in social value initiatives that support government corporate social
responsibility policy. For example, through the Kickstart Scheme (now closed), which aimed to provide equal opportunity and help tackle economic inequality, they welcomed 20 individuals to their organisation. The scheme provided participants with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience within a leading multinational tech company. It has also enabled Xerox to fast-track the establishment of a new digital sales team by retaining rising talent from the programme and offering several individuals full-time positions.

The aim of the team is to support small to medium sized public bodies and make sure they get maximum benefit from the services available to them through the CCS framework.

Maryan, a digital sales executive who joined Xerox through Kickstart in November 2021, said:

The Xerox Kickstart team provided incredible support and guidance which I have massively benefited from. I joined the programme straight out of university and spent 6 months working as a sales enabler, which built a strong foundation and helped me learn a lot about the business. After completing the programme, I was glad to receive an offer for a full-time position as a digital sales executive. I am excited to continue furthering my professional development and supporting public sector organisations.

Zoe works for YPO who partnered with CCS to develop this agreement. She saw an immediate impact from having the Xerox team support public sector customers, and commented:

I have received calls from customers who have been contacted by the Xerox team wanting to discuss the framework. It is great to see that the team is supporting our customers so proactively.

You have the power to boost social value

To find out more about the services available through the agreement and how it can help your organisation achieve its social value objectives:

You can find a full list of all the commercial agreements we offer, alongside details of how we can help you build policy considerations into your procurement, in our commercial agreements brochure.