Alex Picot Trust has announced its commitment to support a local initiative which has its roots firmly in the Jersey community.
The local, independent Trust Company has committed to support social enterprise, Beresford Street Kitchen, over the next two years by funding a wage for one of its trainees.
Alex Picot Trust’s contribution will enable one local individual to train across a number of areas of the operation both in the St Helier hub at Beresford Street Kitchen and potentially at its new out of town site at La Hougue Bie.
Andrew Le Cheminant, Director of Alex Picot Trust, said:
“We are firm believers in growing our own and have historically trained individuals from school through to senior roles through providing opportunities to train with us while gaining real hands-on work experience. A number of our team today, including me, joined Alex Picot Trust early in their careers and trained here. So, to us it made a lot of sense to lend our support to an initiative which offers fellow Islanders real employment progression opportunities.
“We are thrilled to partner with Beresford Street Kitchen to enable them to pay a trainee for two years as they embark upon a meaningful training programme within the hospitality, catering, retail and printing areas of this important social enterprise. We wish them well in their plans for 2020 and beyond.”
Georgina Dodd said: “We are very grateful to Alex Picot Trust for choosing to support a trainee at Beresford Street Kitchen. We still have 45 people on our waiting list that we could not offer training and employment to without the support of the community and companies like Alex Picot Trust. Thank you from all the crew at BSK!”