We are delighted to announce a new 4 year partnership between OMD UK and The Prince’s Trust. The partnership will provide lots of exciting opportunities for the agencies to get involved in the work of The Trust which strives to transform young lives across the country.
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year. The Prince’s Trust addresses this by giving practical and financial support to those young people who need it most. They help develop key skills, confidence and motivation and work with 13 to 30 year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.
The Trust have helped more than 750,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people they helped last year moved into work, education or training.
OMD UK employees will be getting involved in various fundraising projects throughout the year, including entrepreneurial competitions, physical activities and will also have opportunities to work directly with young people from The Prince’s Trust.
To kick start the program this Autumn, we will be running one-day workshops for young people, providing training on basic CV and interview skills, and advising on how to find work experience placements.
We are very excited about working with The Prince’s Trust and the chance to support such a worthy cause.