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Unemployed Young Women in Wrexham Set to Receive Help from New Partnership


Keycom helps the Moneypenny Foundation build a brighter future for unemployed young women in Wrexham

Keycom is helping the Moneypenny Foundation to transform the lives of unemployed young women in Wrexham.

The Moneypenny Foundation was set up in 2014 with a mission to “help unemployed young people to move from being prisoners of circumstance to pilots of their own lives.”

Keycom has become an Employee Partner with the Moneypenny Foundation after offering to deliver IT training to young people on the scheme.

Diane Aplin, Director of the Moneypenny Foundation, said:

“Keycom are near neighbours of Moneypenny on the Wrexham Technology Park and we approached them to ask whether they would offer training support.

“The IT courses they produced were fantastic and received positive feedback and results.

“Keycom then said they wanted to be an employer partner of the Moneypenny Foundation, taking on trainees to give them real work experience.

“This has gone very well with trainees gaining experience in areas such as administration, collating course information for Keycom Training and booking customers on courses.”

Now in its second year, the Moneypenny Foundation is already seeing results.

In year one, four out of five trainees are now in employment, and 2015 is set to be even more successful with five trainees in employment and a further three being supported towards work.

The Foundation works closely with agencies including the Department of Work and Pensions, Youth Justice, hostels and the leaving care team in Wrexham to provide opportunities for young women.

Philippa Watts, Director of Training Services at Keycom, said:

“The Moneypenny Foundation is filling a major gap in support and empowering young women in Wrexham who may not have had the best start in life.

“We were pleased to be able to offer our support to the Foundation Programme by providing a day’s free training and taking on four of their apprentices for four weeks work experience each.”

The Moneypenny Foundation is the charitable arm of Moneypenny, the UK’s leading outsourced switchboard and telephone answering service.