When Recycling Lives’s Skip Hire department got a call from a candidate on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, who was in urgent need of some help, the team was more than happy to help.
Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week, which aims to help young unemployed people to gain valuable work skills in just three months.
Project teams normally comprise up to 15 participants – usually 12 unemployed young people and one or two people who are being sponsored by their employers to take part.
During the 12-week stretch, the team spends a week away at a residential activity centre, learning key skills such as trust, team building, motivation and management. They also undertake a project in the local community, complete a work placement, undertake a challenge that involves caring for others and stage a presentation, in which they talk about their experiences of the 12-week placement.
This holistic charity project closely mirrors the work undertaken by the Recycling Lives UK social welfare charity, which offers homeless individuals accommodation, training, education and work experience opportunities in a bid to help them transform their lives and find full-time employment in future – often with Recycling Lives Ltd. or with one of the company’s corporate partners.
Participants on the Team Programme have most recently been helping to renovate the gardens at Brockholes Wood Community Primary School in Preston. A skip was needed for all the waste produced during the project, and Recycling Lives stepped in to offer the hard-working team a container for free.
Recycling Lives’s Waste and Skip Hire Department Manager, Ian Drury, commented:
“We were pleased to be at the top of the list when it came to these young people looking for a reputable skip hire service, and we were happy to be able to help them in such a worthwhile venture as this.”