24 employment-focussed charities across the areas in London and the Thames Valley where SEGRO operates, each received up to £5,000 to deliver vocational training and qualifications to help prepare individuals for employment.
The training courses that were delivered to over 1000 individuals ranged from interview preparation to building confidence and mentoring. This training has helped transition some individuals from claiming benefits into paid secure work and enabled 93 people to gain relevant and recognised work experience.
In total, SEGRO donated over £117,000 to 24 charities, 11 were in Berkshire and 13 were from London boroughs.
SmartWorks, the Nationwide charity with presence in Bracknell that provides high quality clothing and interview training to unemployed women supported 12 individuals with their £5,000 grant.
Mandy, a beneficiary of SmartWorks
The London Community Fund and the Berkshire Community Fund work on behalf of SEGRO to administer the process.
We are proud to assist these organisations with the great work they do to support our local communities and ensure those in vulnerable or disadvantaged positions have a pathway into employment.”
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO