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Wrekin pledges to inspire the next generation into work

The Wrekin Housing Group has signed up to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.

We have partnered with The Careers & Enterprise Company to become a ‘Cornerstone Employer’.

The move is part of Wrekin’s continued drive to help young people across Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire & Staffordshire prepare for the world of work.

This move will see Wrekin, which provides affordable housing over 27,000 people, work with other employers to support school and colleges across the regions.

As a ‘Cornerstone Employer’, Wrekin will work to ensure young people have access to meaningful engagement with employers as well as access to an array of experiences.

Wrekin have already undertaken a significant amount of work in local schools’ and colleges – with staff taking part in careers events and also helping young people with mock interviews, school employability days & offering work experience placements. During the 2021/22 – Wrekin was able to reach 1,580 students via its Cornerstone projects.

Jan Lycett, Executive Director of Business Solutions at The Wrekin Housing Group said:

“Wrekin has always had a strong commitment to supporting young people. We are delighted to become a Cornerstone Employer. We are committed to working with local schools and colleges to help young people raise their aspirations and consider all the career options available to them.

“Cornerstone Employers are an important element of the employer/education engagement model. We recognise that Wrekin has an instrumental role to play in inspiring young people for the world of work I would like to thank them for investing their time to support our local schools and colleges.”

21st July 2022