JPS pick up an award for community project empowering young people  

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Our football teams may be stuttering in Europe, but closer to home our STARK UK teams are filling their cabinets with silverware. 

 JPS continue their award-winning roll with a fabulous new honour for Best Community Partnership at the Aico Community Awards, for their initiative with YouthBuild UK.  

 YouthBuild are an organisation dedicated to assisting young people from under-represented communities consider a career and find opportunities within the construction industry through a 12-week construction course 

 YouthBuilders, a joint project between JPS and YouthBuild, provides practical skills, employment, and a living wage to people often excluded from the job market, including caregivers, racially and culturally diverse workers, and ex-offenders. 

 Through the partnership, JPS was not only able to provide practical things like uniforms and insurance but also meaningful paid work opportunities with social housing providers.  

 In fact, graduates from the project have helped renovate 12 properties to be used for social housing with 82% of them securing permanent employment opportunities, that’s 114 placements achieved in 2023 alone. 

 Alongside ongoing mentorship of YouthBuilders employees, JPS is also working with suppliers, who can provide essential skills while on the job through CV workshops and mock interviews.  

 Adopting a hands-on approach enables participants to gain practical experience in a supportive environment where they can development skills in readiness for employment.  


 Scott Cooper, Managing Director at JPS, said; “Receiving this award is a testament to the dedication of the team at YouthBuild, as well as the resilience and determination of the incredible individuals we support through the YouthBuild programme.  

 “This award represents a milestone in our partnership toward creating meaningful social impact and the recognition motivates us to continue making a difference in the lives of others.” 

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