FM co Emrill completes first CSR recruitment drive
12 divers from Sri Lankan charity offered jobs as lifeguards in UAE
Emrill has successfully completed its first recruitment drive of staff from the Foundation of Goodness (FOG) - a Sri Lanka-based charity.
The company has offered 12 certified divers the position of lifeguards to serve residential property communities managed by Emrill.
"The lifeguards are just the beginning of a host of other positions that Emrill hopes to recruit for, including concierge, housekeeping, security guards and even technical staff," said managing director Ben Churchill.
Emrill currently has over 4,000 skilled staff supporting corporate clients, and said it is constantly looking to expand its team.
This CSR initiative with FOG allows the firm to offer employment opportunities to underprivileged staff, who are trained and recommended by the charity.
"We are pleased to be able to offer employment opportunities to students of the Foundation of Goodness Diving Centre.
"This benefits them in many ways - especially since they don't have to pay agencies for placement, visas and travel. Emrill undertakes all these costs. This partnership with the Foundation of Goodness is a first-of-its-kind initiative, allowing us to aid a community that has suffered great devastation," Churchill added.
FOG It was initially set up to offer local village children and youth free education. However, after the devastation in Sri Lanka caused by the 2004 tsunami, FOG participated in the rebuilding process. It has built more than 1,000 homes and a model village which houses schools, workshops, medical centres, and several sporting facilities including a world-class swimming and diving centre which was funded by singer Bryan Adams.
To read the feature on CSR in the FM industry, with more on Emrill and FOG, check out the August 2012 issue of Facilities Management Middle East.