The Foundation story
The GFG Foundation was established in the UK as a charity in February 2017 to develop the skills needed to help people pursue careers in engineering, metals and renewable energy.
The Foundation developed its first national partnership in the UK with the highly acclaimed Industrial Cadets programme, inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales and delivered by the Engineering Development Trust. By the end of 2020, it is expected the Foundation will have supported more than 4,000 young people through this programme in the UK alone, giving them skills and practical experiences in industrial workplaces.
Since then the Foundation has grown and established several partnerships with a variety of educational institutions, including the Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, The University of Sheffield and Arkwright Scholarships.
Growing the Foundation
In 2019, the GFG Foundation launched a school’s programme in Whyalla, South Australia. The programme involves students working directly with employees from GFG Alliance businesses who get the opportunity to pass on knowledge, skills, their passion and expertise spanning a range of industry areas.
The Foundation has plans to expand its footprint to the US and Europe through 2020 and beyond.