Social Enterprise

Business has the power to bring great change to lives and communities

This is why Nomad HR & Recruitment is a social enterprise, dedicated to making a difference to the lives of young people who need a helping hand. We’re very aware of our social responsibility as a business and believe strongly in putting something back.

Nomad trades commercially using our recruitment and HR expertise, so that we can invest for community benefit – both through donations and pro bono work.

Supporting vulnerable young people to develop and find their potential

Our founder Amy Foster has a background as a youth worker, foster carer and sports coach, working with the hardest to reach teenagers. This started her passion for supporting vulnerable young people to develop and find their potential.

We invest some of our profit and 20% of our time to help create opportunities for young people aged 16-24 in the areas of employment, training and homelessness.

POSITIVE YOUTH FOUNDATION

Helping young people improve their chances of employment

Amy is the Vice Chair and Trustee of Positive Youth Foundation based in Coventry.  They are a not-for-profit charity which aims to support young people to fulfil their full potential through a variety of programmes designed to promote personal development, arts, music, education, employment and sports.

The Positive Youth Foundation has received the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) in 2018. Amy was honoured to represent the charity at the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Their work supports young people in many areas including:

  • Progress is a programme designed to help young people aged 15 – 24 improve their chances of employment by offering them coaching support and bespoke activities in order to build skills and confidence and ultimately put them on the right path to a successful future.
  • Raising Aspirations Programme (RAP) supporting a diverse range of needs with personal development.
  • Positive Futures provides a timetable of activities supported by positive role models.
  • Changing Trax provides a range of creative channels that young people may not have had access to.
  • Involved helps newly arrived and settled migrants to access support and advice, also providing safe spaces to learn and grow.
  • Healthy Futures looks to improve the physical and mental health of young people through active lifestyles and reducing isolation.
DOORWAY

Helping young people transition to their new home with pride and dignity

Doorway is a Nuneaton based charity that support young people aged 16-25 who are rough sleeping or threatened with homelessness by giving them advice, support and practical help for housing.

When homeless young people first gain keys for their new home, they are often without the basics to even make a cup of tea. Nomad HR & Recruitment is a key provider of new home starter kits, allowing young people to transition to their new home with pride and dignity.

Amy is proud to have participated in Doorway’s first Sleepout in November 2019 at Nuneaton Borough Football Club along with 40 other brave volunteers. It was a cold night “sleeping” on a hard tarmac floor, but at least the rain held off.

MENTORING CIRCLE

Improving the employability of young people aged 18-25

Amy Foster is a mentor at Nuneaton and Atherstone Job Centres, helping improve the employability of young people aged 18-25. She leads a mentoring circle teaching skills around CVs writing, signposting them to job and training opportunities and preparing for interviews.  

Grants have been awarded to young people aged 16-24 who have needed financial assistance in getting their dream job.  We can help with small one-off grants to pay for training that leads to securing a job up to £250.  Please ask for more details.

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