We were delighted to be “Highly Commended” at the National Business in the Community Awards (BITC) in London last night for the work we’re doing to help tackle youth unemployment in the UK.
We were competing in the Inspiring Young Talent Award category after winning a “Big Tick” award from the BITC in June at the Responsible Business Awards. This regional award celebrated companies in Yorkshire and Humber who make a real difference to their communities.
We were highly commended for our “Opportunities for all Communities” programme which was described as “innovative and scaleable”. Here’s why:
- Over the past five years we’ve provided more than 2,000 young people with vocational qualifications they may not otherwise have had access to.
- In 2013 we employed more than 37,000 people aged 16-24 – up by 14% from 2011.
- By working in partnership with other organisations such as Jobcentre Plus, Remploy and the Princes Trust we’ve increased the positive impact we’ve had on young people.