The Corporate Connections programme works with young people to develop their work-readiness, communication skills and workplace confidence, before teaming them with local and national businesses to deliver real opportunities in the world of work.

It’s a two-year project focused in the South East that connects local companies with nearby Foyers and the talented, driven and dedicated young people that live there.

Its twin goals are to enable young people to recognise their skills and talents, and to provide them with access to quality training and employment opportunities. 

The programme begins with work-readiness training sessions to prepare young people for the realities of the day-to-day world of work, as well as training delivered to Foyer staff. We will also hold training sessions for young people designed to give them a clear picture of how their skills and interests match up with different roles and industries, develop their communication skills in different work settings, and build a professional profile on LinkedIn, social media and through a CV to make sure they know how to put their best foot forward.

We will then host a series of exciting events where young people and business people will come together to work on a problem and innovate solutions. This introduction to networking aims to result in real placements and opportunities for the young people in attendance.

Due to our funder’s geographical remit, the programme is available to a select number of Foyers in the South East region only. However, we will be taking the learnings from year one to create a sustainable model for forming meaningful relationships between Foyers and local businesses to ensure our entire network benefits.

For more information or to discuss your options as a corporate partner, email