HomeLet is trialling an initiative that allows employees to take one day’s paid leave per annum to undertake community activities and projects in support of the Princes Trust.
As part of the Barbon Insurance Group, the trial at HomeLet is being offered to all staff as part of the Group’s ‘Give Something Back’ campaign. This commitment to the community has seen 20 applications so far from employees who are looking forward to working with young people at the Trust, with a view to rolling the scheme out across the entire Group.
HomeLet, which is part of Barbon’s highly successful Lettings business, is focused on supporting a growing network of more than 3,000 letting agents throughout the UK, delivering fast, accurate and intelligent references for around one in five private tenants who rent property in the UK.
Managing Director at HomeLet, John Boyle, says: “This partnership with The Princes Trust gives our employees the opportunity to volunteer to support young people who are preparing to enter the world of work. It also gives them the chance for personal development by undertaking training, coaching or even being a buddy to a young person in the office.”
Plans are now underway at HomeLet to match volunteering opportunities to the company’s budding coaches and volunteers and to ensure that they have the correct skill set to take on the responsibility.
CEO of Barbon Insurance Group, Martin Oliver, concludes: “With around one in five young people in the UK not in work, education or training, it is important to support initiatives such as the Princes Trust, which does so much in this area.”