Members of our Solihull-based HR team have been helping local young people affected by homelessness issues to develop key life skills.

St Basils " Secure Trust Bank's Solihull office charity of the year " works with 16-25 year-olds to enable them to find and keep a home, develop their confidence, skills and opportunities to prevent homelessness. This week, they received visits from Hannah Clubley and her colleagues at their projects in Small Heath, Acocks Green and Redditch where Secure Trust Bank's team helped out with mock interviews and shared experiences of being both interviewers and interviewees as part of St Basils' employability programme; #YouCan

The #YouCan programme takes young people through a five-week course of workshops designed to build their confidence in getting a job. Secure Trust Bank's Reward Manager, Hannah Clubley, said: "We were privileged to be invited to take part in the mock interviews and meet the young people directly receiving support from St Basils. It was a humbling experience to meet those who have gone through so much in life by such a young age, and yet are still determined to find a job and forge a career.

"Basils provides invaluable support and care to vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness and taking part in #YouCan gave us the chance to see where our fundraising can directly help and make a difference. We hope to take part in future workshops later this year to continue to support the charity's work."

Helping communities by sharing skills is very important to Secure Trust Bank Group and as part of our Volunteer Scheme, all of our employees are encouraged to spend one paid working day with a charity or good cause to help them with their cause.  

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