ABM UK has announced a four-year partnership with The Prince's Trust – the UK’s leading youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
ABM UK's partnership with The Prince's Trust will help support disadvantaged young people facing issues such as lack of qualifications, mental health problems, offending background, homelessness and long term unemployment access tailored programmes offering practical support to get into work, education or self-employment.
Currently, ABM UK's Board actively encourages employees to take a paid day off each year to undertake a volunteering opportunity of their choice. The partnership with The Prince's Trust will see the organisation providing ABM UK's 5,500 staff with a wealth of volunteering opportunities across the country, which they can get involved in to directly support disadvantaged young people access education and employment opportunities.
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity offers a wide range of programmes to help young people develop key life and employability skills, re-engage with education, get into work, or set up their own business. In carrying out its mission, The Trust is helped by 9,000 volunteers and secondees.
Ben Marson, Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince's Trust, said: “We are very pleased to welcome ABM as a patron of The Prince’s Trust and look forward to working together over the next four years to help disadvantaged young people make positive changes in their lives. Our partnership will help us inspire more young people to change their lives around.”
Andy Donnell, group managing director at ABM UK, commented: "We are delighted to have partnered with The Prince's Trust, and are looking forward to working closely with everyone at the charity, including its dedicated volunteers over the next four years.
"There are a huge number of young people in the UK who come from a disadvantaged background who are incredibly talented, but are increasingly overlooked by employers. We believe that ABM UK can help to give some of these people the chance and the start in life that they deserve.”
ABOUT ABM UK
ABM UK employs just over 5,500 people with offices in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Bolsover, Luton and Stevenage, and current customers include major international banks and law firms, iconic retail and leisure venues, concert halls, public buildings, transportation centres and airports.
ABM UK’s comprehensive capabilities include cleaning, security, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, data centre cleaning, landscape & turf, and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM UK provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from shopping centres to commercial buildings, data centres, manufacturing plants and airports.
ABM UK will continue to grow the business organically, focusing on showing clients the benefits of integrated facility solutions, its self-delivery model and its investment in people, of which ABM UK's state-of-the-art training centre in Greenford, Middlesex is the most permanent statement of intent. ABM UK has a comprehensive apprenticeship programme, as well as a scholarship scheme that allows people who made a false start in life to learn a trade.
ABM UK is a subsidiary of ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $4.9 billion and over 100,000 employees in 300+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909.
ABOUT THE PRINCE’S TRUST
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity has supported 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion for over 40 years.
Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.