With unemployment rates at 20% amongst the 18-24's and rising faster than the jobless rate, the aim is to give unemployed young people the skills and experience they need to better compete in today‚Äôs difficult job market. The project will also benefit Giving World's wider charitable work.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011
According to the Office for National Statistics 1 in 5 young people are out of work. Joblessness has a knock-on effect on a young person‚Äôs self-esteem, emotional stability and overall wellbeing. They are more likely to feel ashamed, rejected and unloved. The longer they are unemployed the more likely they are to experience psychological scarring and be prone to health issues, drug and alcohol addictions, homelessness or worse.
The issue is that many young people do not demonstrate work readiness to potential employers. The project will overcome this by helping each young person to explore and understand their motivations, personal goals and work aspirations. A 3 month structured and comprehensive work placement (in a defined discipline) will be planned. Each yong person will gain personal and work development/employability skills, enhanced CV's, employer's reference; providing a competitive edge to gaining employment
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