We are a pioneer socially responsible training and recruitment service. Set up in 2012, Acknowledging Youths CIC was created to support young people experiencing disadvantage and to assist them in attaining employment. This support includes training (assertiveness, time management, customer care, communication) CV writing, and interview skills. Our approach has always been personal; offering a tailored one to one approach to enable the individual to work through what their motivations and barriers are and identifying what they need to do next to move forward. AY Group understands the barriers many young people face – mainly because of Chief Executive Danny’s own challenges in life – and therefore successfully engages those most vulnerable. Since 2012 the company has evolved so that Acknowledging Youths CIC exists to support and develop young people ready for transition into adulthood and AY Recruitment CIC exists to prepare people more specifically for employment using accredited training, volunteering and work experience.
We look to bridge the gap between ethical companies with strong corporate responsibility concerns and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who, without positive direction will remain out of work and vulnerable to those who seek to disable a positive society.
Our mission is to support disadvantaged young people in activities that take them through to employment which is good for their wellbeing enabling them to establish a sustainable lifestyle.
Our values are focused on the theory of Advantaged Thinking taken from the Foyer Foundation’s philosophy.