As you know I am a firm believer that we should all endeavour to ‘put something back’, especially into the local community. It is equally important and undoubtedly also in everyone’s best interests to help and support our young people. It is vital that we ensure our young people get the best possible start in life; they are our future workforce and our ongoing success will inevitably depend on them.
You may remember that a few months ago we reported our sponsorship of Witney’s ‘Base 33’- winners of the Governments Kids Count Inspiration award. The centre deals with some of the most challenging youth cases in West Oxfordshire, and has been credited with a 20% drop in local anti-social behaviour.
When we identified the need to take on another member of staff to carry out telemarketing campaigns for us, we realised that this would be a great opportunity for one of the young people supported by Base 33. Polythene UK will provide all the training s/he requires and s/he would be massively encouraged by the rest of our bright and enthusiastic team – the sky would be the limit.
I spent some time at Base 33 recently and carried out 5 interviews with interested candidates – I will let you know who will be joining us in next months issue.