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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UKSA will offer the young people valuable time spent on the water at their base in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, where they will learn basic sailing skills, try a variety of watersports and spend time in confidence building workshops. The workshops will reflect the Aberdeen values of: quality, ambition, teamwork, integrity and challenge.

Aberdeen Asset Management are supporting two charities in a Confidence Masterclass that will see unemployed young people, aged 16 to 24, develop their confidence and make the move into sustained employment.

Aberdeen Asset Management will be funding the collaboration between UKSA and Street League to benefit the 12 young people after donating the money raised from a sale of Cowes Week merchandise in their UK offices – having previously been sponsor of the famous regatta for six years.

Matt Stevenson-Dodd, Chief Executive of Street League said: “The 12 participants come from a variety of backgrounds and are seeking to move into work, education or training. They are taking part in Street League’s sport and employability academy that helps them gain qualifications, develop the skills and gain the experience needed to enter the workplace. We know that getting a job is one thing but helping a young person to sustain that job or progress in their career is really important and confidence is a big part of that. We are delighted to be working in partnership with UKSA on this programme.”

UKSA will offer the young people valuable time spent on the water at their base in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, where they will learn basic sailing skills, try a variety of watersports and spend time in confidence building workshops. The workshops will reflect the Aberdeen values of: quality, ambition, teamwork, integrity and challenge.

The young people will take part in the five-day Confidence Masterclass at UKSA in April. Following the course the participants have been invited to the Aberdeen Asset Management office in London on the 20 April where they will meet with Aberdeen team members and attend an awards ceremony celebrating the young people’s achievements.

Nathan, 19, from Peckham said: “I am excited to meet new people and to take on something I have never done in my life. I hope to gain the confidence that will help me in the future and I want to have fun!”

Street League will maintain contact with the young people as they enter the workplace and join the 1,281 participants who underwent a Street league course in 2016 and are now in employment, training or education.

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