The LoveLocalJobs Foundation are delighted to announce that leading employer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will be continuing to help enable the delivery of inspirational programmes for local young people. Through their sponsorship of the Dare to Dream programme, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will be helping to change how young people think and to fulfil their potential.
Dare to Dream provides a unique blend of inspirational deliveries and insights into the world of work that help to enhance the qualities needed for young people to be more employable and successful in life. Students from five local secondary schools across Chichester will spend time working alongside colleagues from the Goodwood “Home of Rolls-Royce”, who will act as mentors from now until July 2021.
Dare to Dream has been created by the LoveLocalJobs Foundation, a community interest company (CIC) that brings together schools and leading local employers. Based around themes of self-awareness, mindset, gratitude, resilience, teamwork and employability, the programme aims to motivate young people and give them vital life skills to prepare them for their future careers.
Mark Adams, Director of Human Resources, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said “We are delighted to support Dare to Dream, a fantastic initiative that aims to transform how young people perceive themselves and give them the mindset, techniques and resilience to thrive in the world of work. As a company, we have always recognised the fundamental importance of supporting, encouraging and nurturing young people: their skills, talents and personal qualities will shape organisations and the wider economy in the years ahead. We see it as a great privilege to have this opportunity to inspire greatness in them as they set out on their life's journey."
Programme lead and speaker Jack "The Lad" Hayes, is a familiar name to many people locally as the host of the Heart Sussex breakfast show for over 15 years and is now on air with MoreRadio. Jack brings his experience of struggling at school and finding his own direction in life to his new role.
Rolls-Royce has taken part in other LoveLocalJobs initiatives, including Be the Change, as part of its long-term commitment to creating opportunities and developing talent among local young people. In 2020, despite the pandemic, the company accepted 18 new entrants onto its award-winning Apprenticeship Programme, including a record number of Degree Apprenticeship candidates. The company also offers work placements for over 100 university students annually and runs a highly-regarded graduate programme.