Albion today welcome community-based careers company PLANit Global to its growing family of partners.
The agreement will see the company work closely with the Club and The Albion Foundation to deliver consistent careers information and offer work experience, volunteering, apprenticeship and job opportunities for local communities.
“This is an exciting opportunity for PLANit Global,” said PLANit Global’s Head of Global Development Paul Coxhead.
“We are enthusiastic for the opportunities and exposure it will bring to the businesses on our platform and we know our platform will become a key resource for schools and students to engage with.
"We look forward to this partnership in helping us to build the reputation of PLANit Global and making it the ‘go to’ site for local careers information.”
"We are very impressed with West Bromwich Albion and their community engagement program and feel their ethos and community principles are very similar to the goals of PLANit Global.
"Our main goal is to provide inspiring and engaging careers information, but perhaps more importantly, offering work experience, volunteering, apprenticeship and job opportunities to people of all ages. We achieve this through an innovative, online platform that is available 24/7 on any device with access to the internet.
"We are supporting education establishments and people of all ages by providing local careers information and opportunities totally free. Our aim is to ensure the sustainability of business by connecting the right people with the right skills, qualifications and experience to their right career. Businesses drive the site by sponsoring for as little as £15 per month."
Albion’s CCO Simon King was particularly thrilled to see the Club’s acclaimed community work playing a key role in attracting PLANit Global to The Hawthorns umbrella of partners.
He said: “It was clear from our very first conversations with the team at PLANit Global that there was an instant synergy between the two parties.
"We’re a Club that prides itself on community engagement and even at the early stages we felt our work together had the potential to strengthen those links further.
"The platform we can provide PLANit Global to reach and ultimately benefit people and businesses in the local area is certainly something we’re delighted to be a part of.
"They offer an innovative concept that most won’t have encountered before but it’s something we believe has the potential to grow exponentially in the future."
For information on using the platform or having your business included on PLANit Global, please go to their website at www.planitglobal.co.uk or contact them directly on 01902 824212.