It's an incredible feeling when you make a difference to a young person's future, and all our employers are proud to have transformed a life through LTSB. But there is a clear business case for hiring our apprentices too: they make a valuable contribution to the workplace, and the bottom line. There is also a social and economic case for providing opportunities to young people without social capital to fulfil their potential. We have seen the extreme political and social unrest caused by lack of social mobility and a society where only a minority can fulfil their potential.
If your organisation can hire an LTSB Apprentice, please contact Debs Barlow, LTSB Employment Director
We need consistent funding in order to be able to expand our work. The difference we make is profound, but it comes at a cost of circa £85k per cohort. As we target Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff in the next few years, substantial financial support through corporates and charitable foundations is essential.
We represent for many of our apprentices their best hope at ensuring a past that was beyond their control doesn't affect a future that still has much to offer.
If you or your organisation would like to help us make a positive difference in the lives of young people, their families and their communities, please contact Caroline Adair, LTSB Chief Executive
As Principle Corporate Funder, Macquaire Group Foundation has been invaluable. Their financial support, extensive hosting, volunteering, and Associate Director Rachel Engel's guidance have been significant factors in our expansion and development as a charity.
Futures for Kids have been a source of continual financial support, and their faith in our work is an endorsement of which we're incredibly proud and grateful.
Early funding from ICAP Charity Day was key to setting up and delivering our programmes in 2012-13. Additionally Lorraine Barclay and her Global Finance team have made an outstanding contribution to transforming the lives of young people.
Sage Foundation has recently awarded a grant to help us finance several students through our programme in 2017-18.
If you can't hire an apprentice or make a financial contribution you can still be a part of LTSB. Corporate engagement is the cornerstone of our work and we always need more support from organisations and individuals.
The office environment can take some getting used to. Whether your company can provide an insight day with your finance team, or simply just an afternoon when the boardroom isn't being used, that access will help our apprentices both acclimatise and aspire.
You can make an individual difference too. If you can only spare an hour for essential practice interviews, or can commit to mentoring a young person or attending our networking events, we have opportunities to fit any schedule.
So however you can help, please get in touch!