Deeside based scaffolding giant NSG donates £5,000 to Merseyside youth club
The donation to Shrewsbury House Youth Club in Everton is to mark the milestone of one million hours of accident free work time on the Ineos ChlorVinyls site in Runcorn.
NSG, one of the UK's leading scaffolding companies, has engaged with the youth club in an innovative training and apprenticeship scheme since 2010.
Youth club members are offered a free 12 week training scheme run by the company, following which they are able to seek work within NSG and other scaffolding companies. It is planned to continue this throughout 2011. To date two club members have completed the course and both have been taken into full time employment with NSG.
NSG supervisor Damien Cummings, a former member of the youth club, said: "This scheme is something I have always wanted to see set up. It is great to put something back into the club which gave me and a lot of others a start in life - a scheme whereby youngsters of today are able to get into constructive work.
"It is hard enough for these young people to prove that they have the skills and energy to make their way in life and this scheme is giving them that chance."
NSG Managing Director, Mike Carr said: "We are delighted to be able to give this donation to a charity which does a lot of good work with young people who are struggling to find employment. NSG is committed to taking on and developing young talented people and this scheme is a great example."
A spokesman for the youth club said: "We are grateful to NSG. This is excellent support and we will be putting all of the money into a range of services aimed at tackling the current crisis of youth unemployment."
The cheque for £5,000 was handed over by NSG directors to Everton Councillor Jane Corbett, Cabinet member for Education, at a Youth Club Showcase evening earlier this week.