As part of Barbon’s ‘Give Something Back’ campaign, the company is trialling an initiative that allows employees to take one day’s paid leave per year to undertake community activities and projects in support of the Prince’s Trust.
Currently offered at Barbon’s HomeLet Division in Lincoln with a view to rolling it out across the Group, the initiative has already had 20 applications from employees.
HomeLet MD John Boyle, says, “This partnership with The Prince’s Trust gives our employees the opportunity to volunteer to support young people who are preparing to enter the world of work. It also gives them the chance for personal development by undertaking training, coaching or even being a buddy to a young person in the office.”
Plans are underway at HomeLet to match opportunities to the company’s budding coaches and volunteers and to ensure that they have the correct skills to take on the responsibility.
CEO of Barbon Insurance Group, Martin Oliver, (pictured) added, “With around one in five young people in the UK not in work, education or training, it is important to support initiatives such as the Prince’s Trust, which does so much in this area.”