Youth unemployment is a key issue for the UK, with too many young people being overlooked for opportunities, despite businesses’ concerns about where their future talent is coming from. It is an issue which unites policy-makers, employers and third sector organisations, including unions, all of whom share a common interest in tackling the problem and reducing the implications for young people, business and society.
Employers play a central role when it comes to improving young people’s access to the labour market. Getting employers involved in addressing youth unemployment by helping to prepare young people for work and making their own organisations more ‘youth friendly’.
In line with this, here at North West Employers we are supporting UpRising and their new project ‘Fastlaner’s’. Uprising are a UK-wide youth leadership development charity, offering a range of leadership and employability programmes for 18-25 year olds across the UK. They have been delivering projects since 2008 and have a growing alumni of over 650 people.
The Fastlaners programme developed by Uprising is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to improve their job prospects and find meaningful employment. Over the course of the programme, participants meet professionals from a range of industries, receive mentoring support, participate in CV clinics and mock interviews, network with recruitment professionals, and develop the confidence to secure fulfilling employment.
The Programme consists of 2 weeks full-time workshops, followed by 6 months of mentoring. The dates of the Manchester programme are as follows:
Monday 11th April – Friday 22nd April 2016
You can find out more and apply to be a part of the Fastlaners Programme on the Uprising website.