ABM UK has announced a four-year partnership with The Prince's Trust - the UK’s leading youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
ABM UK's partnership with The Prince's Trust will help support disadvantaged young people facing issues such as lack of qualifications, mental health problems, offending background, homelessness, and long term unemployment access tailored programmes offering practical support to get into work, education or self-employment.
Currently, ABM UK's board actively encourages employees to take a paid day off each year to undertake a volunteering opportunity of their choice. The partnership with The Prince's Trust will see the organisation providing ABM UK's 5500 staff with a wealth of volunteering opportunities across the country, which they can get involved in to directly support disadvantaged young people access education and employment opportunities.
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity offers a wide range of programmes to help young people develop key life and employability skills, re-engage with education, get into work, or set up their own business. In carrying out its mission, The Trust is helped by 9000 volunteers and secondees.
Ben Marson, director of corporate partnerships at The Prince's Trust, said: “We are very pleased to welcome ABM as a patron of The Prince’s Trust and look forward to working together over the next four years to help disadvantaged young people make positive changes in their lives. Our partnership will help us inspire more young people to change their lives around.”
Andy Donnell, group managing director at ABM UK, said: "We are delighted to have partnered with The Prince's Trust, and are looking forward to working closely with everyone at the charity, including its dedicated volunteers over the next four years. There are a huge number of young people in the UK who come from a disadvantaged background who are incredibly talented, but are increasingly overlooked by employers. We believe that ABM UK can help to give some of these people the chance and the start in life that they deserve.”