Our Social Enterprise of the Week:
Well Grounded are a social enterprise tackling unemployment by providing vulnerable adults with training and support to work in the specialist coffee industry.
Their Vision / Mission:
Well Grounded’s mission is to provide ethical recruitment solutions for people who are not in employment, training or education. They run a series of Specialty Coffee Training Academies empowering people to gain the skills and qualifications they need to enter the coffee industry. As well as supporting their trainees to achieve their qualifications, Well Grounded also provide an aftercare programme which helps their graduates into work. So far, they have helped 383 people kickstart their career and over 70% of their graduates have transitioned into work after completing their training, which is a tremendous achievement.
Why We Chose Them:
Even though Well Grounded have had to temporarily suspend their face to face training in line with Government guidelines, they are still working hard to support their trainees and graduates. They have expanded their services to offer help to anyone experiencing job insecurity during the pandemic and are now providing virtual training and online support. It’s great to see that Well Grounded haven’t let Covid-19 stop them from continuing their fantastic work.
The Work They Do:
How They Align With Our Values:
Well Grounded are supporting people into meaningful employment, which is something we also do here at Ground Up Digital. We offer job opportunities to people who may have struggled previously to find work due to past mistakes or neurodiversity. Like Well Grounded our social mission is to try and help people at risk of long-term unemployment and provide them with support and training.
You can read more about our values here: https://groundup.digital/our-values/
How You Can Support Them:
Check out Well Grounded’s website to order their unique Impact Coffee Blend. All profits go back into the company so they can continue to make a difference. Find out more here: http://wellgroundedjobs.co.uk/support-us/