Giving disadvantaged young people a route out of unemployment

This year our UK and Ireland business has supported The Prince’s Trust with both funds and volunteers. The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme is one of the few still available to disadvantaged young people in the East Midlands who are looking to become self-employed.

Advice and support from the service comes in a number of forms for the young people who qualify, including: business mentors, funding and more general support and advice on life’s challenges and personal barriers to success. This is a programme we have supported for over two years and in this time we have helped over 50 young people in setting themselves up in business which include everything from a creative agency to a mobile barber! Employees have acted as mentors and volunteering in this way proves very satisfying:

"For me personally, being a mentor is an amazing journey. It is great to see how my experience and advice can change someone’s life, giving them hope and motivation."

Tania Brecht, Graphic Designer, Experian