Equipment hire company, A-Plant, has announced a three-year partnership with The Prince’s Trust, to help improve the future prospects of young people.
Joining the charity’s Built Environment Leadership Group as Silver Patrons, the company will be supporting a range of fundraising and community investment activities, as well as working directly with young people on various voluntary programmes.
Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or are leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness and mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The Trust has helped over 900,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day through targeted programmes that enhance employability, confidence and life skills.
The Trust’s Built Environment Leadership Group (BELG) is an industry-led initiative formed in 2006 by the biggest names in the Built Environment sector. Working in collaboration with The Trust, the BELG is helping provide access to opportunities in the sector for disadvantaged young people across the UK, as well as addressing wider employability issues around both the sector’s skills gap, and ageing workforce.
Asif Latief, Marketing Director at A-Plant said the company is thrilled to continue working with The Prince’s Trust to help build brighter futures for the next generation. He said: “We are very proud to be a partner of The Prince’s Trust and privileged to be able to help young people change their lives and, above all, believe in themselves.
“A-Plant is passionate about inspiring and attracting diverse, young talent and as a member of the charity’s Built Environment Leadership Group we will be given the opportunity to provide a number of work experience placements for disadvantaged young people, which we are very excited about.
“We’ve supported The Prince’s Trust for a number of years already and we are pleased to have begun supporting the charity’s ‘Get into Construction’ programme which has been designed to support young people get a job within the construction sector and the team has begun exploring a range of other voluntary opportunities.
“We very much look forward to continuing to lend our support.”