The Jobtrain business is about providing recruitment technology. But that only tells part of the story, because the people who make up the business are far more than that. As a collective we all decided that we want to do more to help those around us in society and, with this in mind, we have committed 1% of all of our annual licence fees to The Jobtrain Foundation. We started contributing to our Foundation late in 2017 and have so far committed in excess of £50,000.
After careful thought we decided that our Foundation would focus on two key areas which are close to our hearts as well as having a real synergy with a good number of our clients. Our thinking is that we hope to learn from our client experiences and, at times, take a steer from them as to how we can have the best impact.
The sectors are:
- Education and Health
- Housing and the homeless
The Homeless Project Manchester
The Homeless Project Manchester is an entirely volunteer led organisation that delivers meals, clothing and essential items to the homeless in Manchester and relies wholly on contributions from local businesses and the public. We have become actively involved in this group not just providing regular funding but also helping to make and distribute hot meals to those in need.
The Book Trust
The Book Trust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, reaching 3.9 million children across the UK with books, resources and support. One in 8 schools in the UK do not have a library and as Cressida Cowell, the Children’s Laureate and someone who works with the Book Trust, puts it ‘Reading is magic, and magic is for everyone’.
By making regular contributions via our Foundation we will be helping children and families discover the lifelong joy and benefit of reading. To find out more about The Book Trust click here.