Keepmoat, a leading UK house builder renowned for delivering high-quality homes, has formed a new partnership with Northampton Saints Foundation as a part of their Founder15 scheme.
The collaboration aims to support the Foundation's 16+ programmes in Northampton, dedicated to enhancing the employability skills of young people.
As part of their commitment, Keepmoat Homes will provide an annual donation of £5,000 over the next three years, with their support extending beyond a financial commitment, as they aim to offer carer talks, apprenticeship workshops, work experience, and CSCS training and accredited qualifications, creating positive and successful pathways for young people.
So far this academic year, alongside their studies, 50 students on the Foundation's 16+ programmes, have completed over 100 hours of work experience and enrichment activities, helping them to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Catherine Deans, Managing Director at Northampton Saints Foundation, shared her gratitude for Keepmoat's commitment saying “Keepmoat's support is invaluable in helping young people progress and it will open up opportunities available within the construction industry, supporting their future careers. We are delighted to have them as a partner. The exciting schedule we have planned is placed strategically across the academic year to cross reference with accredited units, promoting holistic learning.”
Sam Gartside, Finance Director at Keepmoat said: “Keepmoat is delighted to partner with Northampton Saints Foundation on its Founder15 scheme, supporting their 16+ programmes. We’re thrilled to support the Foundation in its hugely crucial work with young people across Northamptonshire.
“At Keepmoat we're proud of our commitment to building sustainable communities and engaging with local residents. Through different initiatives, including this partnership where we'll be able to highlight the brilliant opportunities awaiting young people in the housebuilding sector, we’re able to create a robust talent pipeline that will be key in bridging the construction skills gap.”