Smart Futures Programme
As part of the United Trust Bank’s support of our local community, in 2021 we are joining forces with the CBI and the EY Foundation to host an exciting new employability programme. This initiative will support young people from diverse backgrounds to gain insights and the skills they need to access careers in retail banking. These young people will be given the opportunity to gain work experience at UTB as well as follow a mentoring programme to assist them with their career choices.
Charity of the Year 2021
UTB is committed to ensuring that our employees are given the opportunity to contribute to charitable causes. Each year the Bank’s staff nominate and vote for a Charity of the Year and are encouraged to fund raise in its support. Our first Charity of the Year was Refuge and for 2021 UTB has chosen to support DePaul.
DePaul UK is a youth homelessness charity that provides accommodation and support services for vulnerable young people (primarily aged 16-25 years) in the UK whose wellbeing and futures have been affected by homelessness. Their services are needed now more than ever as homelessness is expected to rise as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and young people face unprecedented challenges around mental health, family relationships, employment and having enough money to buy food.
More information can be found on their website https://uk.depaulcharity.org/