As part of our 180th anniversary celebrations - and to say thank you to the key workers who continue to work tirelessly during Covid-19 - we are delighted to be the #Birmingham location sponsor for 'Gratitude' - a spectacular new art installation led by Wild In Art. More info below... #Wesleyan180
This week sees us proudly celebrate Wesleyan's 180th anniversary! We were founded in Birmingham on 23 April 1841, and have a proud history of looking after our members, the wider community and our employees. We'll be sharing a series of #Wesleyan180 updates - including charity news, videos, messages from employees and those we have supported, as well as much more, over the coming weeks.
Did you know that Wesleyan celebrates its 180th Birthday in April? Look out for some fascinating old photos, celebratory news and employee updates over the coming weeks as we look to mark the occasion in style!
We are so incredibly grateful for the amazing care being provided by NHS key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic... which is why we're proud to be the Birmingham location sponsor for the much-anticipated 'Gratitude' art installation that has been developed by Wild in Art. Wesleyan Chief of Staff, Nathan Wallis, explains: "We're really excited to be a part of this fantastic initiative, which is going to celebrate our key workers in such a creative way. By bringing art to the streets of our home city of Birmingham, this installation will enable thousands of people to enjoy fantastic tributes to the NHS." Learn more below.
GREAT NEWS: The Wesleyan Foundation has now awarded a total of £3 MILLION to good causes since launching just three years ago. We're incredibly proud of this achievement, and would like to thank all of the causes that we have been able to support. We know the difference you are making! Learn more below...
MUTUAL SUPPORT: We're proud to announce Wesleyan's £1million 'mutual support package' - designed to help front-line critical workers as well as providing a welcome boost to schools, charities and community groups in need of equipment and funding amidst the Covid-19 crisis. The support package will include; - £1million of donations through the Wesleyan Foundation (including an initial £50,000 to tackle digital poverty within schools). - £50,000 additional support towards the mental health challenges being faced by critical workers - A continuation of the 24/7 well-being support hub launched last May. Group Chief Executive Mario Mazzocchi comments: "We have listened to our customers and this package of support is intended to focus on areas in urgent need of help such as the mental health of our doctors, and digital poverty within schools. We hope that the support we can offer will help to ease some of the pressures brought on by Covid-19."
A timely update from Group Chief Executive, Mario Mazzocchi...
It's been an incredibly tough few weeks with further restrictions and lockdowns implemented over the Christmas and New Year periods... but we did at least try to raise a smile for 22 fantastic causes across the UK. In December, we shared £11,000 between the below charities (as chosen by employees), to help them continue the fantastic work they do on a daily basis! They are all causes that we feel passionately about at Wesleyan, as we strive to carry on making a positive impact to people and organisations making a difference.
We're proud to announce that Wesleyan has signed up to the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. We believe that this will provide much-needed opportunity and experience to young black talent - helping to develop skillsets and life-skills to support future career aspirations. It will also help towards our long-term goal of being a more representative and inclusive workplace. We are creating a number of paid internship positions to be filled in 2021, and are looking forward to working and developing interns that join us through this fantastic programme. #1000BlackInterns
We know that this year has been incredibly difficult for job seekers, with many unfortunately made redundant due to the pandemic. If you are looking for a new role, or even a change in 2021, please take a look at our current vacancies below. Your next job could be right here at Wesleyan!