06 June 2019

At Envision, we support mainly disadvantaged young people to develop their employability skills through social action projects. We link local businesses, schools and charities to make this happen.

Burges Salmon is one of these businesses and our partnership stretches back to 2014. Employees from Burges Salmon have acted as mentors to hundreds of young people from Fairfield High School and City Academy. Skills development in confidence, teamwork and resilience are top of the agenda; skills extremely important for the world of work.

Projects from the last few years include Team Regen who had a mission to clean up the streets of Bristol. They did this through workshops in Primary Schools and by creating a mural under the M32 in a skate park. Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees heard of their project and was so impressed, he linked in the council to create a litter poster campaign that was displayed across the city.

Other projects have supported mental health, homelessness and body confidence, with all young people attending the offices of Burges Salmon – often a wow moment. Did you know; a young person who has four or more meaningful encounters with an employer is 86 percent less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training. Providing opportunities like this is a great way of preparing the next generation for employment and is why we value the partnership with Burges Salmon so highly.

Ben Harding
Regional Manager Envision

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