Outsourcing group partner with charity to train unemployed adults
Strategic outsourcing company MITIE has backed a campaign by charity City Gateway to boost training for unemployed adults.
City Gateway helps NEET young people and women in London, offering training, mentoring and opportunities for apprenticeships with leading companies.
MITIE's partnership with City Gateway is part of its support for the Evening Standard's Ladder for London campaign which helps unemployed young adults into work through paid apprenticeships.
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, chief executive of MITIE, said: "Providing people of all backgrounds opportunities to maximize their potential is one of our core values.
"It is very important that companies like MITIE, which employ so many, do what they can to help young unemployed people get the skills and opportunities they need.
"MITIE already has several long running apprentice schemes and we look forward to partnering closely with City Gateway to help young adults kick start their lives and secure employment."
With one in four young Londoners currently unemployed, the workplace opportunities will help provide a sustainable start for young people as well as help secure the future of companies like MITIE.
Eddie Stride, City Gateway CEO, said: "City Gateway is delighted to be partnering with MITIE to create 12 life changing apprenticeship opportunities. We are also very grateful for MITIE's financial support for the critical work we do supporting young people into employment and positive futures. Partnerships like this can start to make a real difference to youth unemployment in our city!"