Ashcourt intakes care leavers from the council every 2 months giving them work experience leading to potential long term careers across the whole business. Working closely in partnership with Hull City Council means we can give our local young people the very best chance of a new start within our business which is already proving very successful.
We currently have care leavers working across construction, civils and our head office operations and we are constantly looking to expand with them and for their next opportunity. We love to see how the individuals grow with us from having little or no experience to being successful in their trade. Just recently we were asked by the council to feature in a film promoting the benefits of getting into work and incorporating all of the key aspects to get a successful career with us. We are constantly looking to help improve the unemployment rate in our area.
HCC is really appreciative of the support Ashcourt has offered our Care Leaver Initiative. They have taken the time to understand the challenges care leavers face and created opportunities for our young people to get into the industry that they would not ordinarily have had access to. They have gone the extra mile to ensure our young people have been supported to make the most of work experience opportunities, work trials and real jobs which can often be a catalyst for them making the successful transition from care to independence and adulthood.
- Mark Jones MBE, Director of Regeneration and Strategic Lead for Care Leavers, HCC