2016 was a successful year in Arvato’s support of The Prince’s Trust, with our employees getting involved in a wide range of fundraising and volunteering initiatives that have directly impacted and inspired 153 young people.
Overall, the business raised a grand total of £20,832, which will be used by the Trust to provide free training schemes for young, disadvantaged people in our local communities aimed at developing their key skills, confidence and motivation.
A special mention must go to the 48 colleagues who braved Tough Mudder challenges across the UK – 12-mile obstacle courses, which combine 40 tonnes of ice with half a million litres of mud. The team raised a fantastic £5,104 for the charity.
Another strong focus for the year was our involvement with the ‘Get into Technology’ programme. The four-week pilot scheme, delivered in partnership with Fujitsu, incorporated ICT training modules and work experience challenges at our offices in Slough. The programme ultimately resulted in two young, local people coming into the business on 12-month IT apprenticeships.
Debra Maxwell, CEO, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland commented: “It’s been a fantastic year for our partnership with The Prince’s Trust and thank you for all your support, whether that be through donations, volunteering or coordinating charity events across the company.”
“Our support really does make a difference in helping young people develop skills, boost their confidence and get onto the career ladder. We’re very proud to be a patron of the charity and are looking forward to seeing more success in 2017.”
You can find out more about the Prince’s Trust and the work they do to support young people across the UK here