Facilitated by the 999 Club, a charity committed to sustainable employment and housing solutions for people affected by homelessness, the partnership is designed to help those in need improve their employability through individual workshops and career guidance.
After experiencing homelessness, people often struggle to get back on the job market. The aim of the workshops is to equip vulnerable people with the right skill set to create successful CVs, improve interview techniques and regain confidence in their existing strengths and talents. The charity offers a comprehensive programme for those ready to re-enter the job market, including training courses, to get new qualifications.
Kilburn & Strode’s Director of Human Resources, Jonathan Clarke, led the partnership between the firm and the charity, he said: “I am delighted to be working with the 999 Club and pleased that our HR team can add value to the great work they are doing.”
About the 999 Club
The 999 Club is based in Deptford, in the London borough of Lewisham, and has a 26-year history of working with people who have experienced homelessness. Providing a warm welcome for people who are often ignored, isolated or stigmatised, they empower them to gain the confidence, skills and support needed to transform their lives. Visit their website for more information www.999Club.org
Dahlia Parkinson, employability coordinator at 999 Club, said: “We’re delighted to have the ongoing support from the volunteers at Kilburn & Strode in sharing their expertise and helping people to make the most of their talents to find new work. Thanks to everyone who gave their time – everyone appreciated the good advice and we’re looking forward to future sessions later in the year.”
Our social responsibility in action
Kilburn & Strode were one of the first signatories of the IP Inclusive Charter, making a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions.
Our employees can take a CSR day to support the charities and charitable activities of their choice within the work environment.
Every year we donate 1% of our annual profits through our Innovation for All Foundation.
Additionally, we regularly host events with IP Out, our Lean In women’s group and more.
Read more on our commitment to making a positive impact: https://www.kilburnstrode.com/about-us/social-impact