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EMCOR UK signs up to Care Leaver Covenant

EMCOR UK  has signed up to the Care Leaver Covenant to facilitate independent living for care leavers.

The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers, aged 16-25, to live an independent life. It creates opportunities for care leavers in five key areas: independent living; education, employment and training; safety and security; mental and physical health and finance.

By signing up to the Covenant, the facilities, asset and workplace management services provider has committed to provide opportunities to help care leavers improve their employment prospects. It has developed a bespoke programme which will include pre-employment training to help care leavers develop the relevant skills to assist them in gaining employment in addition to work experience and apprenticeship opportunities. The care leavers will also have access to EMCOR UK’s job vacancies which advertise jobs are across numerous sectors and locations throughout the UK.

The announcement coincides with National Care Leavers’ Week which takes place from 24-28 October 2022.

Roy Ramrutton, Head of Social Value for EMCOR UK, said: “Entering the world of work can be daunting and we are passionate about providing care leavers with the opportunities and necessary support to help improve their employment prospects which will help provide financial stability and the chance to live independently.

“We are proud to sign up to the Covenant and to celebrate National Care Leavers’ Week which supports our vision to create a better world at work and our aim to tackle inequality and promote social mobility. We are delighted by the response of some of our customers, who share our values, and are working closely with us to create training and apprenticeship opportunities for care leavers.”

Signing up to the Covenant supports EMCOR UK’s social value goals, its adoption of the UN’s Global Goals 8 & 10 – ‘decent work and economic growth’ and ‘reduced inequalities’ and its commitment to the UK’s Social Value Model.

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