Marston Holdings has donated £10,000 to Radical Recruit’s crowd funding campaign. This will enable Radical Recruit, a not-for-profit organisation which bridges the gap between disadvantaged job seekers and the business world, to support even more homeless people back into the workplace.
Emma Freivogel, Founder of Radical Recruit, said: “We are delighted to receive this donation from Marston Holdings. It will enable us to further change negative misconceptions of people who experience homelessness and other barriers to work so that everyone has the opportunity to secure and sustain paid and meaningful employment. Ignoring people who are highly motivated and possess valuable skills that are in demand by employers is bad for business and detrimental to the UK economy.”
This donation will enable Radical Recruit to develop an online tool that will provide candidates with the best possible learning experience. Radical Recruit has already identified a supplier for this learning tool and will now be able to purchase the first year’s licence and engage with an expert to assist with the uploading of existing collateral.
Following the launch of Marston’s partnership with Radical Recruit and St Mungo’s last year, thirteen people that were sleeping rough before the pandemic have been supported to get work ready and secured jobs within the business. They are now working with frontline teams at NSL, a Marston Holdings company, on contracts within four London boroughs. Importantly, this initiative goes way beyond just helping people into employment. For the first twelve weeks after someone starts work, they continue to be housed free of charge by St Mungo’s. After successfully completing their probation periods, key workers at St Mungo’s help find them a permanent place to live, thus helping to deliver a long-term reduction in the number of homeless people on the streets.
According to Marston Holdings: “With a national footprint and diverse operations that are far reaching, we recognise that our workforce should truly represent all areas of society. We are committed to supporting the communities in which we work through our Social Value activities. This has been a particularly successful initiative and we look forward to our continued collaboration with Radical Recruit to support the homeless back into the workplace.”