Shaw Trust, sponsor of Shaw Education Trust, is a national employment learning and skills charity with a 30 year history of supporting people from a diverse range of backgrounds to achieve sustainable employment and social inclusion.
Shaw Trust works with over 50,000 people each year enabling them to achieve their aspirations. This is made possible through the delivery of government contracts such as the Work Programme, Work Choice and Specialist Employment Programme on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. In addition, Shaw Trust delivers Apprenticeships to young people and the NOMS ESF CFO contract to support offenders and ex-offenders on behalf of the National Offender Management Service. Our sponsor also operates a growing network of charitable social enterprises and 50 retail shops across the UK.
In the year to 31 March 2015 Shaw Trust’s income was in excess of £129m operating in almost 200 locations.