SEGRO Community Award supports local students to achieve volunteering qualifications
17 local school students have received their ‘Volunteering Passport’ at an awards ceremony at SEGRO offices in Slough.
Learning to Work - the first organisation to receive financial support from the new SEGRO Community Award - delivered the training and qualification to a selected group of Year 12 students. The pupils who participated improved their skill set outside of school life to better prepare them for their future education or employment opportunities.
The students from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School in Slough completed a 12 week course that explored the different elements of volunteering from understanding its purpose to the rules and regulations and what makes an effective volunteer. As part of the course, they supplemented the theory with spending time volunteering in organisations such as local libraries, schools, charities and churches.
Learning to Work is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status based in Berkshire; set up to facilitate links between education and the world of work.
Nancy Lalor, Operations Director for Learning to Work, said:
“We are very proud of the 17 local students who have achieved their qualification in volunteering. The course has helped develop their skillset and taught them important lessons that will stand them in good stead when they take the next step in life – be that in education or employment.
“The funding from the SEGRO Community Award helped make this happen – and we’re delighted to show the tangible benefits it brings to the community.”
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO:
“On behalf of SEGRO, congratulations to all the students who have achieved their qualifications. Seeing the real life benefits that the SEGRO Community Award has enabled is hugely satisfying and we’re proud to support Learning To Work.”
SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It owns or manages 6.7 million square metres of space (72 million square feet) valued at over £9 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in nine other European countries..