We’re supporting young people to get the first break they need
Boots UK and The Prince’s Trust are committed to transforming the lives of young people. Our strategic partnership launched in February 2019 with the intention of empowering the next generation at it’s core. Together we provide meaningful opportunities for young people to support them to develop the skills, confidence, and self-esteem to live happy and healthy lives, regardless of background.
Through our programmes we support young people from our communities to get into work. These may be young people who need more support to find work, or young people for whom the traditional recruitment process hasn’t worked.
Over the last 12 months we have engaged 180 young people supported by The Prince's Trust in opportunities across Boots stores, the Nottingham Support Office and Burton Warehouse, helping 73 young people into paid work.
Meet Basil: Basil took part in the Boots Step into Warehousing programme developed with The Prince’s Trust. After successfully completing a two week work placement he was offered a role as a Warehouse Operative.
Having a long term job has given me consistency, a routine and helped me to develop my skills. I have learnt to work in a team and feel more confident communicating with people
What’s more a team of 15 Boots graduates took part in The Prince’s Trust's Million Makers competition, that sees teams of employees from companies across the UK competing to raise at least £10,000 for charity. In 2019, the Boots Million Makers raised £25,000 and came first place at the Central Region Million Makers Final event.
Why does Boots work with The Prince's Trust?
The Prince’s Trust gives young people the support needed to stabilise their lives, helping to develop the confidence and core skills needed to thrive in education and work, whilst also providing a strong network to connect with young people who need help the most. This combined with Boots heritage of improving the health and wellbeing of local communities in the UK for over 170 years and our continued passion for supporting young people throughout their career, provides our partnership the opportunity to offer young people their first step into a career with Boots and the chance to realise their full potential.
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