Powerday Academy launches to support young Londoners
We are delighted to launch our new Powerday Academy as part of an initiative to deliver specialised training and broad career opportunities to both current employees and local young school leavers.
Working with our chosen training partners, Geason and M.I.T Skills, the Powerday Academy will provide excellent opportunities for young apprentices, particularly local school-leavers, to work and progress within a variety of disciplines across our successful business. The Powerday Academy will also offer tailored professional career support and training to our existing employees.
In a joint statement, Gearson and M.I.T Skills, who have trained more than 10,000 apprentices in London over 20 years, commented: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Powerday, assisting them to provide high quality employment opportunities for London’s youth and high-level training for their existing teams.”
Liam Kearney, Chief Financial Officer at Powerday, said: “As a business employing around 240 people across London, we are proud of our reputation for supporting the communities we work in through our Powerday Foundation activities. We want the Powerday Academy to provide new and exciting opportunities to local residents, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds with limited employment options.
“This initiative aims to help those looking to start or build a career in finance, sales, health & safety, transport and customer services, and we hope those selected will enjoy long, successful careers within our company.”
Edward Crossan, Vice Chairman of Powerday, added: “Through the Powerday Foundation and now the academy, we continually strive to help our local communities with employment opportunities and pastoral services. Powerday believes in giving back to the community, and as a family run business this ethos will continue to be at the heart of the company. Through our very active foundation, the company is keen to sponsor local organisations and support young people by helping them to learn new skills and gain valuable qualifications.”
The Powerday Academy is the latest in a long line of internally developed projects which are focused on giving back to London’s most disadvantaged communities. Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, Powerday helped build a new state-of-the-art boxing gym for Dale Youth Boxing Club.
Owner and Chairman of Powerday, Mick Crossan, concluded: “I strongly believe in the importance of supporting and developing London’s communities, a standpoint shared by the whole management team at Powerday.”
Powerday is encouraging school leavers across its two main locations in Willesden and Enfield to apply to enrol in the programme from today (Friday 17th January 2020). Contact us for further information or to register your interest.