Costain Becomes A Patron Of The Prince’s Trust

9 June 2011

Costain has become a Patron of the Prince’s Trust and its Construction and Business Services Leadership Group (CBSLG).

As a Patron, Costain will support the Trust in achieving its goals of helping over 50,000 young people get their lives working again this year, as well as shape training opportunities around the skills shortages and job opportunities across the construction industry.

The appointment is in line with Costain’s recently announced Costain Cares initiative, its new operational drive to build a longer-term sustainable business that creates greater economic, environmental and social value.

The Prince’s Trust exists to support young people aged 14-30 who face real adversity by helping them to realise their potential.  They focus their efforts on supporting young people who have struggled at school, been in the care system, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust offers practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance, running several different programmes designed to engage young people and help them move into employment, education or training.

As a member of the CBSLG, Costain will offer support by opening doors to disadvantaged young people and provide opportunities for them to build a future in their own communities.

The CBSLG was formed in 2006 by industry and business leaders to address the skills and diversity shortage faced by the construction sector, and to help train young people seeking a career in the industry.

To date the group has helped over 1700 young people through the delivery of more than 150 programmes.

Commenting on the appointment, Catherine Warbrick, Costain’s Corporate Responsibility Director, said: “Our appointment as Patron of the Princes Trust and the CBSLG is in line with the long-terms goals of our Costain Cares initiative and a commitment to our stakeholders to help the communities we serve.”