Working in partnership to help young people in Slough

Osborne has partnered with The London Irish Foundation to help hard to reach young people across Slough.

The programme is part of the Premiership Rugby National Programme and works with young people aged between 16 and 24 and not currently in education, employment or training. When young people are on the programme, they gain recognised qualifications whilst also undertaking work experience.

Osborne Property Services partnered with the London Irish HITZ programme to offer traineeships and work experience to young people on the course.

Michelle Davies, Account Director said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to get involved with a scheme that is making such a difference to young people’s lives.We can provide the practical element to their core learning skills and we can offer a wide range of work experience from business management to trade skills like plumbing and carpentry. These young people are being given a chance to change their lives for the future.”

This is the first year that the London Irish Foundation Team will be working in Slough and they have joined forces with a number of local schools, Thames Valley Police and the Council’s Youth Team.

The programme is very flexible and each course is tailored to the individual, with young people taking part in a number of courses and gaining qualifications.

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: “This is a great programme which Osborne is partnering with. We hope that the offer of work experience will give these young people an insight into the working world and the confidence and skills needed to gain employment.”

We are looking forward to working with The London Irish Foundation and helping to inspire the next generation in Slough.