Engie LSR

Engie LSR

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ENGIE's commitment to the Care Leaver Covenant

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ENGIE is aware of the significant gap between the educational and employment achievements of care levers and other young people, with more than double the rates of care leavers at 19 years old not being in education, employment or training (NEET) compared to children who have not been in the care system.  ENGIE is committed to supporting care leavers to have the opportunities they need to move to adulthood successfully and supports the Care Leaver Covenant (CLC), part of the Government’s ‘Keep on Caring’ strategy to support people leaving care to become independent.

ENGIE Places and Communities demonstrates its commitment to the aims of the Care Leaver Covenant, through specific actions and priorities tailored to our expertise, including;

Providing improvement to care leavers’ homes, based on ENGIE working in the local area of their property

  • The Community Impact Manager allocated to the relevant borough will contact CLC if budget/time allows to discuss opportunities for property improvements

Providing employment pathways and opportunities to care leavers, through participating in:

  • Employment training (CV writing, Interview skills)
  • Accredited training (Individual invitations to care leavers interested in attending construction related training)
  • Apprenticeship opportunities provided to care leavers attending the above (subject to apprentice positions/requirements on chosen contract)

Providing a range of work experience and volunteering opportunities for care leavers with ENGIE

  • Site and office-based work experience with ENGIE staff (the length of work experience can be tailored to care leavers availability and requirements)
  • Volunteering opportunities with our social value team – these range from garden projects, painting and decorating etc. to help care leavers to learn basic DIY skills
  • Places on ENGIE’s Kickstart Programme (individual invitations to ENGIE Kickstart programmes which include accredited training, employment training and hands on experience)

Providing a range of life skills programmes designed to ease care leavers into their new environment with ENGIE partnered organisations

The below courses are tailored towards CLC and not courses which ENGIE deliver regularly, therefore a minimum of 10 people would be required when providing the below.

  • Health and safety training (including basic first aid, fire hazards, slips, trips and falls)
  • Saving energy (Information provided by ENGIE to help care leavers to be energy efficient to reduce home energy bills)
  • Introduction to food preparation/hygiene (provided through Bermondsey Community Kitchen)
  • Banking, paying bills and budgeting (provided through Barclays Digital Eagles)

All commitments are based on care leavers living in an area where ENGIE is actively working. Details of these areas and the Community Impact Managers responsible have been sent to CLC, with them being updated regularly when these areas change.

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Barnados 2

Barnados 2

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Work placement

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Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity, we support hundreds of thousands of children, young people and families across the UK through our network of localised services and we also have a retail department with over 600 shops.

To help young people who have left care, practice and develop new skills, gain confidence and meet new people in a supportive environment, we are offering a 4-8 week work experience placement supported by a personal mentor. These voluntary placements, in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), are available in a selected number of our retail stores across England.

To help young people leaving care into employment, Barnardo’s will from time to time have vacancies which will require the applicant to have had care experience.  We also have a range of volunteering opportunities, which enable care leavers to develop and explore an area of work that is of interest. Volunteering also enables new skills to be acquired, increases confidence, makes use of free time, whilst and improving future employment and learning opportunities.

Taking Up This Offer

To take part in a supported work experience placement in one of our retail stores in; Leeds, Plymouth, Manchester, south London (Richmond, Brixton, Kingston upon Thames), Blackpool and Lancaster 

Contact Natalie Dixon,  or speak with your adviser at your local DWP office.

To view and apply for all of our current vacancies click here and for volunteering opportunities, click here.

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Barnados

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20% Discount

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Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity, we support hundreds of thousands of children, young people and families across the UK through our network of localised services and we also have a retail department with over 600 shops.

To help young people who have left care get more value for their money, we are offering a 20% reduction on all personal and household items purchased at any of our retail stores nationwide.

Taking Up This Offer

To receive your discount at any of our retail stores, quote: BRCL19 at the till.

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Amazon

Amazon

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Amazon and The Care Leaver Covenant

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At Amazon, we’re working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world and we distribute millions of products each year to our loyal customers.

Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds.

All vacancies at Amazon Fulfilment Centres around the UK can be found here: www.amazon.jobs/en-gb/landing_pages/warehouse-operative

There are supportive processes in place for care leavers applying to work at Amazon. Send an email to  and  in order to register your interest in an Amazon role and we will support you with your application or point you in the direction of further help. As a care leaver you will be offered:

  • Supportive conversation about shift patterns at Fulfilment Centres and what shifts you would be best suited to
  • Coaching and support through your online application from the Care Leaver Covenant or partners
  • A guaranteed interview for a role at Amazon (directly with Amazon or one of their partner agencies) if you complete your online application
  • A supportive environment on the day of your interview at Amazon or the Amazon agency partner, along with the Care Leaver Covenant team (or team members from partner organisations)

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The Training Hub 2

The Training Hub 2

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Designing appropriate training packages with companies and organisations

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The Training Hub have committed to designing appropriate training packages with companies and organisations, at discounted rates, to give employers a deeper understanding of how to manage and implement programmes for care leavers – appreciating their backgrounds and lived experiences.

Taking Up This Offer

For organisations to access the appropriate training packages they will need to contact The Training Hub on 0161 884 3000

For information follow this link Website: www.thebiginitiative.org/

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