One Community gets £8,000 boost to help give young people a brighter future

Global leader in sustainable materials, EMR based at Tilbury Dock has donated £8,000 to One Community Development Trust, marking a third year of support for the charity dedicated to helping local people across southern Thurrock.

One Community receiving donation, stood in front of ship at Tilbury Dock

Tilbury’s One Community Development Trust aims to inspire and support local people to work actively together to make their local community a place they are proud to live and work during their lifetime. The donation from EMR will enable eight young people, aged 18 to 25, to access the charity’s Volunteer Investment Programme (VIP).

The programme helps those who are struggling to find employment to access valuable voluntary experience and includes support with CV writing and applying for jobs. The young people joining the programme, as a result of EMR’s donation, will also receive a tour of its recycling site at Tilbury Docks. They will learn about the metal recycling industry, the wide range of rewarding roles it offers, and the importance of creating a circular economy where end-of-life goods are recycled and made into tomorrow's products.

“Thanks to EMR, these young people learn job ready skills, through the support of a mentor, and their personal development portfolio. Their CV is enhanced with level 2 training in First Aid, and Health and Safety at work whilst volunteering to give them the edge in the job market”, says One Community’s Yewande Kannike.

EMR Tilbury’s General Manager, Darrell Rose said: “The amazing work of One Community Development Trust is well known across Tilbury and Chadwell. One Community is doing so much good in bringing together local people to create a place we can all truly be proud of. When we heard that support was needed to help get a number of young people on the ladder to meaningful employment, we just had to get involved.”

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