Motorpoint becomes 'Cornerstone Employer' in drive to help young prepare for world of work

20 May 2020 Press Release

Motorpoint has partnered with The Careers & Enterprise Company to become a ‘Cornerstone Employer’

“We’re delighted as an organisation to have the opportunity to join the other Cornerstone Employers and would encourage others to become involved in this excellent work helping young people move successfully from education into the world of work”

The UK’s largest independent car retailer has teamed up with The Careers & Enterprise Company as part of its continuing commitment to helping young people in Derby prepare for the world of work.

This move will see Motorpoint, which was recently named one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work for in the UK for a sixth consecutive year, investing resources as well as working with other employers to support school and colleges  across the city.

As a ‘Cornerstone Employer’, Motorpoint will work with The Careers & Enterprise Company and the Derby Enterprise Adviser Network, a network of volunteers from the world of business, to ensure young people have access to meaningful engagement with employers as well as access to an array of experiences.

This will also include encouraging members of staff to become ‘Enterprise Advisers’ in order to pass their business knowledge on to the next generation. Other companies in Derby already acting as Cornerstones include Bombardier, GF Tomlinson, Rolls Royce and Toyota.

Cat Mosely, HR Director at Motorpoint, explained: "Motorpoint has always had a strong commitment to supporting young people in Derby. We’re delighted as an organisation to have the opportunity to join the other Cornerstone Employers in leading the development and delivery of the Derby Opportunity Area Business Plan and would encourage others to become involved in this excellent work helping young people move successfully from education into the world of work.”

Motorpoint has been a long standing supporter of inclusion within in the workplace, and was recently shortlisted for a Recruitment Industry Diversity and Inclusion Award in recognition for efforts nationwide.