23 November 2016
Telereal Trillium has been awarded 'Corporate Supporter of the Year' by employment charity Tomorrow’s People, for helping those facing a range of barriers to move into employment, education or training.
The award was presented at the Tomorrow’s People Awards for Achievement Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in Knightsbridge on 17 November 2016.
Tomorrow’s People supports young people who are struggling to get into work. They work with those who have fallen between the cracks, many of whom are completely detached from the labour market and do not access support from government services. Their programmes ensure participants develop the skills, self-belief and resilience they need to get and keep a job. This is achieved by tailoring support to the individual and through practical programmes that successfully prepare people for the workplace.
Telereal Trillium has supported Tomorrow’s People for six years as part of their corporate responsibility programme of ‘Helping People into the Workplace’, during which time the company has provided £250,000 in programme funding and significant pro-bono and in-kind support across their operations and locations. The honest and open nature of the partnership is of enormous value to Tomorrow’s People and extends into all areas of their work.
Telereal Trillium staff have made a huge difference to Tomorrow’s People clients through offering them a range of training sessions, including interview techniques, presentation skills and interview practice at Telereal Trillium buildings. They have also facilitated CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) instruction.
Martin Brookes, Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s People said: “Tomorrow’s People works with young people who have left school with few qualifications, no job or training in place and no plan for the future. They are invariably detached from the labour market and are not getting support from government services. Tomorrow's People's aim is to help them to reconnect and to get and keep a job. The strength of our corporate partnerships mean we can introduce young people to the world of work and ensure that they are equipped to succeed in the workplace.
“We believe in the potential of individuals and we draw on more than 30 years of expertise on the frontline. With support from corporates and others we are able to succeed with people whom neither the market economy, nor government alone can help.”
Susan Cain, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Telereal Trillium said: “Our association with Tomorrow’s People has been, and continues to be immensely rewarding – we have developed some true friendships. It means a great deal to be able to witness, and support Tomorrow’s people clients on their journey. Their work is truly impactful, and we are delighted to be associated with them. Thank you Tomorrow’s People!”.
Adam Dakin, Managing Director at Telereal Trillium said: “Through our corporate responsibility programme of ‘Helping People into the Workplace’ and our support of Tomorrow’s People, we have been able to touch the lives of so many people we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. It’s been an honour for us to support the charity over the past five years and we are delighted to be recognised as Corporate Supporter of the Year. I cannot speak highly enough of the work that they do, and I look forward to continuing our support and working with Tomorrow’s People."