Milestone Group (LON:MSG) has signed up family run builder Erith Contractors for its digital youth engagement initiative, the Passion Project.
Erith is one of the first companies to sign up to The Passion Project, which helps 16-24 year olds explore employment opportunities and develop their skills.
Milestone has previously established links with more than 40 charitable partners and youth organisations. It is now opening up the programme to corporate partners, which will be engaged on an annual fee paying membership.
Corporate members have access to Milestone's products and services to help support and deliver corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, staff engagement initiatives, recruitment and other related activities such as marketing and PR.
"We are delighted that Erith have chosen to come on board as a corporate partner," said chief executive Deborah White.
"Their work in the community is already exemplary, however together we believe that we can use our joint skills to increase the positive impact we can have on the lives of young people."
Milestone highlights that Erith Contractor, which provides a range of services to the construction industry, is in its own right celebrated for its strong social and community culture, and is a recipient of an 'Outstanding Employer Contribution' award from the Education Business Partnership.
In this morning's statement Stuart Acceleton, operations director of Erith Contractors, said: "As a company Erith has been committed to the development of young people within its business sectors for many years.
"The opportunity to join forces with Milestone and the other Founding Partners means Erith are setting benchmark standards in providing youth opportunities within the construction industry."