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Guernsey’s young people get a helping hand with employment opportunities


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A team of RBC Wealth Management employees donated their time to Giving Opportunities in Guernsey.

RBC volunteers at giving opportunities guernsey event

The first of two donations has been handed over to Giving Opportunities, a social enterprise in Guernsey that aims to help young people with learning disabilities find meaningful employment.

RBC Wealth Management handed over £5,000 to the initiative and a team of eight employees also volunteered to help Giving Opportunities staff paint their workshop in order to make the donation more impactful.

Launched earlier this year, Giving Opportunities’ initiative supports school-leavers and those looking to enter the workforce by helping them find jobs to grow their skill-set, further reinforcing the bank’s commitment to the Channel Islands’ communities. The programme also addresses the importance of mental health, working to ensure young islanders have the support they need when it comes to their wellbeing.

RBC volunteers at giving opportunities furniture shop

The social enterprise also offers young islanders the chance to work in one of its three businesses, improving their confidence and providing them with the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The donation will be used to run more workshops and provide training for young people in their furniture and charity shops, as well as in their outdoor recycling centre.

The donation was given from the RBC’s Donations Fund in Guernsey, which aims to make a lasting social impact through responsible giving to the charitable sector. It also forms part of RBC’s new global focus for citizenship in 2018 - to support young people aged between 15-29 years find meaningful employment.