Focus Consultants has been given a special award for its commitment to providing quality work experience to young people.
The company’s Boston office was presented with an Investors in Education Award after being nominated by Boston Grammar School for offering individual programmes to its students.
Representatives from Focus Consultants received the certificate at an event organised by Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership in Lincoln.
The partnership has worked with schools and colleges, local authorities, charities, social enterprises and private sector organisations to provide a range of co-ordinated employability skills development services to more than 1 million young people in the area since 2001.
Claire Flavell, work-related learning manager at Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership, said: “Employer support continues to play a vital role in the development of our next generation. The advice, support and guidance received through work experience assists our young people to make informed choices based upon raised awareness and first-hand experience. This would not be possible without the support of our local employers, like Focus Consultants.”
Focus Consultants, which specialises in project management, construction and property services, and regeneration, has offices in Endeavour Park, Boston, as well as Phoenix Business Park, Nottingham, Princess Road East, Leicester, Aubourn, Lincoln, and Holborn, London.
The company designed individual programmes to suit the skills and interests of the 17-year-old and 15-year-old boys who spent time at Focus on work experience during 2011 and 2012.
Partner at Focus Consultants’ Lincolnshire offices Trevor Newton said: “We are pleased to help the younger generation by offering work experience, and proud that our commitment has been recognised with an Investors in Education Award.”
Focus was one of 83 businesses nominated by 68 schools in Lincolnshire and Rutland to receive the award from more than 8,000 organisations who hosted work experience students during 2011/12.