The Pret Foundation Trust use the Bowles centre as part of a leadership programme for our homeless and ex-offender apprentices

Published: 13 Mar 2018

"The Pret Foundation Trust use the Bowles centre as part of a leadership programme for our homeless and ex-offender apprentices. The events are extremely well organised and facilitated by the wonderful Bowles team who ensure the apprentices are challenged and supported through various tasks. The programmes are tailored to our needs and are good value for money. The apprentices come away from the experience as a well bonded unit, with increased confidence and self worth.” Head of the Pret Foundation

We have been working with Pret A Manger on the development of their ‘Shooting Stars’ apprentices since 2015. This programme has been designed to help build trust, confidence and team development amongst a very inspirational group of people. These ‘Shooting Stars’ have been recruited by Pret A Manger from the homeless community.

Our facilitators met with the Head of the Pret foundation as well as their Regional Apprentice Manager to talk through the requirement of the programme and discuss any issues that may arise. The time spent prior to the programme design ensures that the event truly meets the needs of both the organisation and the apprentices taking part. Through a series of carefully selected activities and thought provoking debriefs, the apprentices from Pret A Manger learnt a lot about their own capabilities, learnt to trust one another and their own judgements.

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