As we emerged, blinking into the sunshine after lockdown, and grateful to all the essential services who helped us all pull through, our thoughts turned towards giving something back to society in return. As a recruitment agency, we are all too aware how hard it is for some young people from less advantaged backgrounds to find fulfilling careers. And so we happened upon Inspire! and knew immediately that this was the charity we wanted to support, where we could make a difference.
Inspire! is a local education charity working in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Camden, Islington and beyond. Their mission is to improve young people’s access to the world of work, raise achievement levels and enhance their future career prospects and lives.
The local authority of Hackney has the second highest rate of poverty in the country, with the majority of residents living in social housing and almost 30% of secondary school students with free school meals. So the majority of young people we work with come from low-income backgrounds and are starting from a much lower baseline than a lot of others in the country when it comes to career aspirations and future prospects.
We are proud to sponsor Inspire! as a member of their Supporters Network.