Local metal recycler EMR Lincoln, based on Beevor Street, has partnered with Linkage, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities.

Based in Lincolnshire the charity offers high quality specialist education, care, employment and support services to people with learningEMR Lincoln offers employability support to young adults with learning disabilities - The Aluminium Federation disabilities. Their aim is to help the young people they support reach their full potential and do this by offering a number of services. From adult and employability skills, to sensory outreach and a children and families service, they have programmes to help young people as they grow and develop.

Through a donation offered by EMR Lincoln, Linkage will offer employability support sessions to young people between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. This programme helps individuals with CV writing as well as offering interview support skills.

Craig Wood, Business Development Manager at EMR Lincoln, said: “Young people with learning disabilities are often excluded from the workforce due to a lack of support along the recruitment process. This is where Linkage play a vital role, supporting young people in the transition into independent living.

“In accessing Linkage’s employability scheme young people will not only gain new skills but also enhance their personal confidence, something that is vital to them finding career success. We look forward to working with the team at Linkage and witnessing the positive impact this partnership will have.”

Since its inception in 2020, EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme has seen two thirds of the metal recycler’s UK sites partner with local charities, schools, social enterprises and community groups, to help young people build brighter futures.

Andrea Beer, Head of Fundraising and Communications, added: “We are delighted and very proud that EMR has chosen Linkage Community Trust and especially the Lincoln Campus to benefit from their Young Futures Reimagined programme. Linkage is always keen to work with local companies who can provide support and opportunities for our students to gain work experience and fulfil their potential. We look forward to working with EMR and are grateful for their support towards enabling us to achieve our goals.”

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