KFC UK’s Recruitment Team Prepares York Road Project Residents To Enter Job Market

Jul 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

The KFC UK Recruitment team recently visited the York Road Project homeless shelter to help prepare clients to enter the job market. The team spent several hours with the shelter’s clients hosting workshops on CV writing, interview skills, and team building. The Recruitment team spent their time teaching the homeless adults “the skills to go back out into the world and hopefully find themselves employment, on a more long term basis,” said Louise Norris, a member of the KFC UK team.

Since the KFC team visited the shelter multiple York Road clients have received job offers. In fact, two of the shelter’s clients have received offers to join KFC as full-time team members in local restaurants.

Louise Norris noted that the volunteering is a two way street. “Not only does our support provide the clients with skills – volunteering has a long term effect on us as volunteers. It has made us more open minded and aware of community issues. It has provided us with skills of dealing with a group of the community with whom we might not otherwise interact… raising their self-confidence and self-worth, which ultimately makes their chances of finding employment much better.” said Louise Norris, noting that volunteering is a two way street.

The York Road Project provides the homeless community with “emergency and longer term” accommodation. The York Road Project was formed in 2001 and has been providing lodging for those in need ever since. The organization can accommodate up to 25 persons between its main emergency accommodation property and its three move-on properties.

To learn more about Yum!’s Volunteer for Hope Program and the huge heart efforts of our employees around the globe, please visit http://volunteer4hope.com.