Unemployment is a significant issue for our society. It is damaging to both individuals and communities. For the individual, unemployment can have a negative effect on mental and physical health and can potentially impact on future employment prospects, turning into a negative downwards spiral. At a local level unemployment can lead to rising crime and suicide rates and on a national level it leads to lost economic productivity and higher welfare costs.
At The Mitie Foundation, we believe that a significant proportion of those currently unemployed are not realising their full potential and we’re therefore keen to address this issue. We want to reverse the negative spiral by giving people a chance to demonstrate their skills, primarily through on the job work experience.
In partnership with JobCentre Plus (JCP) we run two employability programmes, both of which aim to get JCP customers into full time employment:
If you are a Mitie employee and you would like to support your local community, please contact us to see how you can get involved.