Post Runner in the Community
Partnership with Leeds City College
We are delighted to announce we are working with Leeds City College to provide our young staff with an opportunity to gain various qualifications through guided learning courses. The courses range from customer awareness to team leading and will be provided completely free of charge to our staff through subsidies from Leeds City College as well as Post Runner.
We are really excited to announce this and already the interest from our staff has been really encouraging meaning the project should work well. We hope the uptake will reflect the interest we've had so far and ultimately be able to provide dozens of young people with valuable qualifications that will go on to support their career aspirations.
We believe strongly that given a chance young people can prove a lot of the doubters wrong and go on to make a great success of their lives whatever that definition of success might be to them. We have see first hand the potential of young people and how they have accelerated our business, so to give something back is both a rewarding and worthwhile process. Here's to a successful partnership with the college and most importantly a positive future for the young people going through our program.
Social Enterprise - so what?
In 2012 we received our accreditation to make Post Runner a registered Community Interest Company. Great I hear you say, but what does this mean?
We are a social enterprise operating as a 'for more than profit business'. We still operate as before and ensure our standards, service and prices are as effective and competitive as ever. Although we now have several more important aims than just to keep a profit, our basis for CIC was around helping to resolve youth unemployment in the local communities to us (across W.Yorkshire). We aim to help predominately 16-24 NEET (not in education, employment or training) individuals get back into work and build themselves a long term career. I for one know that words mean very little and actions are what counts, I also realise this is a long road and won't be easy. We took a long time to come to this decision as the best way we felt to take the business forward and we believe we will succeed as we have a sustainable model and scope for considerable growth.
As with all aspects of the business we like to be transparent so over the coming months we will update the page with information on how our community aims are progressing. In the meantime if you feel you can help in any way or would like to discuss our work please feel free to contact us.
Co-founder, Post Runner CIC
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