Our collaborative associate Cherry Tree Foundation (CTF) runs a series of educational programmes for anyone claiming Jobcentre benefits.
On a programme created for people from Bexleyheath who were interested in Railway and have had contact with the criminal justice system, this project aimed to go beyond just training and tried to create a bridge direct to the railway industry. CTF delivered the education opportunity to gain rail engineering qualifications. We helped to connect learners that successfully completed their program with companies and organisations that were keen to deliver diversity and inclusivity in order to enrich their work places. We wanted to bring new talent to a sector with a real need for new recruits across the board.