The UK’s largest independent recruitment organisation has named The
Prince’s Trust as it’s chosen charity partner in a bid to help
disadvantaged young people across the country take the first steps into
The Prince’s Trust aims to support 60,000 new young people
across the UK, helping to give them the skills and confidence needed to
get a job. With five centres across the South, the aim is to reach more
than 10,000 new young people in this region alone.
previously supported The Prince’s Trust South West by holding training
and open days for 18-to-25 year olds at their headquarters in Bristol.
sessions created such positive feedback both within the business and
among those who took part that RSG and the whole organisation is now
geared up to support more young people in Bristol and across all 10 UK
Adam Meadows, RSG director, said: “Our business
is built on getting people into work, so at a grass roots level we
understand the complexity and challenges people face when trying to find
the right job.
“When the odds are also
against you in terms of not having come through education with the right
support or not had access to getting a first step on the jobs ladder,
it can have a huge impact on people’s confidence, which creates a
“The whole team at RSG are in
a prime position to help break this cycle by providing advice and
practical guidance to young people involved with The Prince’s Trust
helping them take those first steps and evolve into the world of work.”
Laura Gammage, senior head of regional private sector fundraising for the South and Wales at The Prince’s Trust, said: “Over
the past 41 years The Prince’s Trust has helped 870,000 young people,
and our ambitions over the next decade are to help even more.
are delighted that RSG has chosen us as their partner charity as we
strive to support young people who have not had an easy time to get
their lives back on track, and get into work, education or training.
“We look forward to developing the fundraising and volunteering programme with them over the coming months.”
Trust Young Ambassador Amy Rawbone has been one of the young people who
is now in full time work following taking part in a Prince’s Trust
Amy, aged 21, from Bristol, said: “It is just
amazing that businesses like RSG help people out in this way – I don’t
even know if they realise how much help they are actually giving.
was a time when I was so down I couldn’t get out of bed. I was thinking
suicidal thoughts and was self-harming, I didn’t know what to do, I was
lost and totally had no self-confidence.
was my mum and my nan who took me down to the Prince’s Trust and made me
go on the Fairbridge programme. I was so nervous on the first day I
cried. But with support from The Trust I learned coping mechanisms to
manage my anxiety, developed the confidence to travel independently, and
began socialising outside of the programme.
now been working at Marks and Spencer for two years and my life has
completely turned around. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me and
am proud to be a Young Ambassador. Together we can all make a real
RSG’s involvement with The Prince’s Trust is
particularly strong in the South West, as in 2016, Mike Beesley, CEO of
RSG, also became chair of the South West Development Committee (SWDC).
The SWDC is a group of business people who are committed to helping
fundraise and grow the charity’s business network.
About The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity has supported 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion for over 40 years.
of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving
care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or
they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give
vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to
stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.
Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into
work, education or training.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
founded in 1975, Resource Solutions Group or, as we are more commonly
known, RSG, have grown from a single recruitment company based in
Bristol into a multi-million pound, UK wide network of expert
Still led by founder Keith Dawe and CEO,
Mike Beesley, we now provide a full breadth of individually tailored
and professional recruitment solutions to multi-nationals, household
names and SMEs.
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