LIVE PROJECTSAmbitious together
Featured here are organisations the Covenant is working with to create ambitious opportunities.The Care Leaver Covenant is about building strong and lasting relationships with organisations. If your organisation has something to offer, please get in touch.
PGL is the UK’s leading outdoor education provider, delivering inspirational learning through adventure. They specialise in educational activity courses, school trips, French Language courses, children’s activity holidays, summer camps and ski trips, with centres in the UK and France.
Through working with the Care Leaver Covenant we are exploring ways in which care leaver job opportunities are advertised and developed at their regional sites throughout England – and abroad –with reasonable adjustment, supported transition and wrap-around support.
The Gym Group
The Care Leaver Covenant is very excited to be working closely with The Gym Group to develop opportunities for care leavers throughout England. Our first area of activity is a work experience pilot for 18+ year olds in London, which would introduce working in a gym, customer relations and branding as well as an insight into health, fitness and wellbeing.
“Project Lift Up” will give those who are interested in pursuing a career in health and fitness an all-round introduction to this area with hands-on practical and work-based learning.
Our second area for collaboration is around gym passes and discounted membership for all care leavers in England – watch this space!
Superdry is very active in supporting communities and young people from all backgrounds to raise their aspirations and reach their potential. The Care Leaver Covenant is grateful that Superdry signed up as our launch-apparel partner and we are eager to continue the conversation about opportunities for care leavers within their company.
Superdry are already a strong supporter of programmes and activities run through the Princes Trust and we hope that the Care Leaver Covenant can support and enhance that.
LifeSkills created with Barclays
The Care Leaver Covenant is working closely with the Barclays LifeSkills programme to adapt some of the LifeSkills education and financial capability tools and resources specifically with care leavers in mind.
Reaching financial crisis is an all too familiar story for care leavers and Barclays have teamed up with us to try and do something about it.
As one of the largest and most recognisable high street names, we are very excited to be in discussion with Greggs. Building on their established work experience programme, “Fresh Start” and discussing how care leavers might have priority access to this.
The Care Leaver Covenant is eager to be supporting Kier to work with employers in its supply chain, local authorities and charities to provide training and work experience for care leavers and other under-represented groups in order to fill local, construction-industry skills gaps across the country.
Kier aspires to extend opportunities for care-leavers from across the country to develop much-needed skills within the construction industry, and with the hope of providing a sustainable career.
The global distribution giant, known in every household, has connected with the Care Leaver Covenant. We are in very early discussions around how they might commit and show their support, and we are thrilled to be having such a positive start… watch this space!
Working with a leading energy and services company to define a pilot menu of offerings for care leavers, initially in Leeds, which would hope to include: painting, donation of paint, plumbing in white goods, electrical services such as light fittings, joinery and a man with a van.
This model of opportunity would hope to be expanded throughout England.