A WATER company awarded £75,000 to help young people get into full-time work - and a year on the benefit of the fund has been revealed.
Severn Trent awarded the money to Young Enterprise through its Community Fund in November last year.
A year on from when the grant was awarded to Young Enterprise, the charity is reflecting on the impacts made for young people in Worcester this year.
At Worcester Cathedral on December 3, student teams from schools and colleges across Worcestershire took part in the Young Enterprise Trade Fair, showcasing their wares and trading directly with the public.
At the Trade Fair, the Cathedral’s director of learning Daniel Parnell assisted Young Enterprise by judging the competing teams for the awards of Best Product or Service; Customer Focus; Teamwork and Best Display. With sponsorship from Severn Trent Community Fund, the awards recognised the hard work and determination displayed by the young people taking part.
Jade Gough, Community Fund officer from Severn Trent, said: “It has been brilliant to see Young Enterprise’s work in action and I am delighted to hear about the impacts which our funding has made possible for young people in Worcestershire this year."
Philanthropy manager from Young Enterprise, Viv Couche added: “The support from Severn Trent Community Fund has enabled us to make a meaningful difference for over 800 young people in Worcester this year and we are truly grateful for this."
Jamie, digital and technical director from the Hanley Castle High School team, said: “We’ve learned so much from this experience, things like teamwork, confidence and business skills. It’s helped us take the skills we’ve learned in school and put them into practice.”
Team SJC & Co Digital, from Prince Henry’s High School won the award for Customer Focus, which is shown here, being presented by the Cathedral’s Director of Learning. The Teamwork award was won by the Midlands 6 team from Worcester 6th Form College, pictured here with their printed tote bags.
Jade Gough, Community Fund officer from Severn Trent concluded: “We’re proud to have supported such an amazing project, giving young people across Worcester the opportunity to develop new skills, gain confidence, build their self-esteem and explore their full potential.