Monkey Business Foundation was our founding supporter.
“Monkey Business Foundation has been a long term supporter of Working Options and believes passionately that every young person deserves the opportunity to make the best of their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Working Options inspires students by giving them access to information and real-life business people and opportunities to broaden their horizons. We believe that our continued support of Working Options will help change the lives of many more students in the future.” -Julie Sneddon, Chair of Trustees, Monkey Business Foundation.
Arla Foods UK sponsored our 2019 Leadership Symposium, an event which raised funds to support our work.
“Delighted that Arla Foods is supporting this year’s Leadership Symposium. A unique event with a stellar list of speakers which appeal to a broad audience of students, young managers and leaders of businesses. The atmosphere is one of positivity and energy.” – Ash Amirahmadi, MD, Arla Foods UK
St Pierre Groupe gave a generous donation in support of our Bridge the Gap 2020 fundraising campaign.
“For most kids, the only exposure they get to the world of business is through the often negative media. In attending schools and supporting Working Options in Education in this way, we have the opportunity to expose kids to these opportunities and hopefully broaden their horizons. I would urge other businesses to support Working Options in Education in their invaluable, long term investment in the business stars of tomorrow. We will be needing them!” – Jeremy Gilboy, Founder, St Pierre Groupe and Working Options volunteer
“Newton is a long-term supporter of Working Options in Education. Our volunteering day in partnership with them is a great way for our team to use their skills to help young people at a time when youth employment prospects are so adversely affected and they need support to prepare for their futures more than ever.” – Andrew Hawes, Founder, Newton
We’re delighted to be providing a grant of £55,000 over three years to Working Options in Education to increase young people’s awareness of employment opportunities in the growing social care sector. This will enable the charity to significantly expand its successful Insight from Industry sessions in schools and colleges in Bedfordshire. Students will also be actively encouraged to apply to our bursary scheme to support them in gaining qualifications in social care.” – Vanessa Connolly, Trustee, The Connolly Foundation
“We chose to offer our scholarships in partnership with Working Options in Education 4 years ago because of their professionalism and their on the ground links with young people. Those from less advantaged backgrounds will be particularly adversely affected going forward, so we wanted to increase the number of scholarships we can offer. We hope other companies in our sector will consider doing the same.” – Clare Blampied, MD, Sacla
“We are delighted to support Working Options and its mission to deliver valuable life skills and employability programmes to schools and colleges. Our team is motivated to get involved because the core ethos of building skills and knowledge is absolutely central to who we are at Clasado. It’s woven into the fabric of our business, and we’re pleased to help out such a fantastic cause that’s so close to home for us.” – Per Rehné, CEO, Clasado and Working Options volunteer.
“The Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to support Working Options in Education to help young people as employability is of vital importance. We hope that Working Options can grow and reach more young people in need of support to improve access and opportunities in the workplace.”– Philippa Charles, Director, The Garfield Weston Foundation