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Young people at The Junction take another step in the right direction

19 July 2019

The Junction, a charity which strives to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families in the Middlesbrough area, has partnered with EMR Metal Recycling, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers.

As part of the partnership, EMR, based on Depot Road, has donated towards The Junction’s Youth Employment Service which engages with young people and enables them to re-enter the employment market or access further training.

EMR’s donation will provide new interview clothing and support their travelling to and from interviews. It will also fund a 3-day group activity for the young people to learn interview, cooking, problem solving and budgeting skills and will develop confidence and reduce anxiety through teambuilding, as well as having access to mock interviews. All of which aims to improve their chances of employment.

EMR has also offered to run tours of its Middlesbrough facility, giving young people involved in the Youth Employment Service additional experience of a working day.  

Beth Major, CEO of The Junction Foundation, said: “We are so happy to have received this support from EMR, who contacted us to see how they could help. It's great to see companies in the Middlesbrough area reaching out and supporting the communities they are based in.

“The donation itself has been match funded by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), part of the European Commission, which means that it doubles the impact that EMR is having on our young people. It will help young people furthest away from employment to build confidence, identify and pursue their goals.

“Without the support of companies like EMR we would not be able to reach so many young people.”

Luke Ditchburn, EMR Area Manager, said: “We are extremely happy to be working with The Junction to give young people in Middlesbrough access, with the aim of opening up their employment opportunities and future prospects.

“We place a great deal of importance on supporting the communities that are close to our sites and create sustainable employment opportunities throughout our business for local people.”

For more information about The Junction’s services, contact info@thejunctionfoundation.com

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