FareShare Merseyside Employability Scheme – New Horizons

FareShare Merseyside has launched its help into employment scheme, New Horizons, at the organisation’s site in Speke.

FareShare is the UK’s food redistribution charity, which provides frontline community groups and charities with surplus food to give to those who are facing food insecurity within their organisations. FareShare’s mission is to help fight poverty, which is why it is piloting a new project to help people gain financial stability through work.

New Horizons will offer trainees the opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and receive tailored support to enter the job market, specifically within warehousing and logistics. The aim is to facilitate and empower people, so they can gain and sustain employment in a thriving sector.

The scheme also provides free and accredited fork lift truck certification, health and safety and manual handling training, wellbeing advice and guidance and employability skills support. Travel and lunch expenses are covered, and each of the trainees will become part of the wider team at FareShare Merseyside, so will be instrumental in helping fight hunger whilst tackling food waste.

For more information, please contact the FareShare employment coach via email at hannah.clarke@fareshare.org.uk.

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