The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce it will be delivering Barclays’ employee volunteering programme in 2016.
NYA will be creating volunteering opportunities for up to 600 Barclays’ employees to use their knowledge and professional skills on a range of different projects which benefit young people.
Working with their established network of youth partners NYA will focus on employability, enterprise and life skills, creating opportunities for Barclays employees to use their skills in ways which have maximum impact on young people.
Barclays’ employees have real life experience of working for a successful international business and can provide insights and advice to help inspire young people considering their career choices. Working in retail banking also provides expertise in finance which can give young people a greater understanding of budgeting and the common financial pitfalls young people may encounter.
Catherine Bishop, Director of Programmes at NYA said, “Our partnership with Barclays has proved a very successful one for young people, and we’re delighted to continue this relationship by supporting their quality employee volunteering.
“Like our previous programmes we’ll be inviting our youth partners to get involved and tell us where volunteers can add support most effectively and make a difference to the young people who need them the most.“
This programme continues NYA’s partnership with Barclays, which began in 2011 with Barclays Money Skills Champions, an award winning peer led financial capability programme, and continued with employability and life skills programmes which improved the lives of more than 230,000 young people.