Recycling Lives continues to help people return to work

Recycling Lives are pleased to continue their commitment to helping back into work and have been holding discussions with potential corporate partners in order to create more work opportunities.

Both Recycling Lives and our social welfare charity play a crucial role in assisting people in gaining work experience and obtaining long term employment. Although many Residents of the social welfare charity have worked for a number of years, many have trouble securing jobs.

Members of our HR team and Mark Channing from the Recycling Lives social welfare charity recent met with representatives from Dr. Oetker to discuss the possibility of future collaborations. Although talks are still on-going, we hope to be able to offer more placements within upcoming months.

By providing work placements, Recycling Lives help Residents gain the skills they need and helps them to gain self-confidence and self-esteem. Although many Residents undertake work placements at our Community Dotcom schemes, such as Scrap Car Network, Bulky Waste and Furniture Donation Network, many Residents also undertake work experience with our corporate partners.

The work experience placements offered by our corporate partners are invaluable to Residents and help them gain the skills and experience they need in order to obtain long term work. With all of our Residents keen to support themselves and return to independent living, work placements are crucial to their on-going success and we’re grateful for the support of our corporate partners.

Whilst the work experience opportunities help Residents gain practical skills, we also ensure that they are plenty of training opportunities available so Residents can progress in any industry they choose.

Residents who wish to undertake academic qualifications can do so via our Social Enterprise Education whilst Residents who are keen to gain vocation qualifications can take advantage of the courses on offer at our in-house training department.

We offer a wide range of training courses, such as first aid, manual handling and safety awareness training and mobile elevate work platform training.

These courses and training opportunities help Residents to increase their employability, undertake a wider variety of work placements and, ultimately, assist them in their goal of finding permanent and reliable jobs.

Recycling Lives is always keen to welcome new corporate partners on board and welcome enquiries from companies who are interested and would like to know more.