Trainees make a splash with local business
By Yarlington | Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 15:51
Four young people who want to start their own businesses in the future are being supported in a car wash enterprise.
The trainees from The HUB, Yeovil, a Social Enterprise & Skills Development Centre for young people and adults with learning disabilities, have found out what it's like to operate a business with the help of a local housing group.
Employees at Yarlington Housing Group were happy to support this new venture, and to get their cars cleaned while they were at work, in return for a small donation to cover the costs of resources. By using four bays in the car park every Wednesday the young entrepreneurs are able to wash away the winter salt and grime from up to 20 cars in a day.
The project came about following a series of meetings with the community focussed housing group, as they met with Clive Tuck, CEO of The Hub, to discuss opportunities for working together and supporting the young people into work – one of their key objectives.
Clive commented "This is a really exciting new opportunity for The Hub's trainees. Offering a car cleaning service for Yarlington staff means we can build on our work in developing our trainees with the skills to earn their own money, enjoy a real job and reap the rewards of their own efforts. For The Hub this means a new micro-enterprise has been set-up that can be a platform for creating more jobs for disabled people. Our trainees are very excited to be a part of this project and I am most grateful to Yarlington for their continued support in our mission"