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Job’s a Good’un

2nd February 2016 by OnSide

Gaining employment is a milestone that many people take for granted, but for a young person making this transition it can be incredibly overwhelming. How do you go about getting a job? How should you behave in an interview? What should you wear? Giving young people the employability skills to succeed, as they move into adulthood, is vital to helping them lead happy, healthy and more aspirational lives.

On Saturday evening (30th Jan 2016) we welcomed young people from across our Network at Wigan Youth Zone to celebrate a second year of outstanding achievement and employability skills development from our Youth Zones’ members. Representatives from each of our Youth Zones were recognised for their contribution on our Get A Job course whether for personal development or achieving a positive outcome of employment, education or training.

Watch the highlights from the day here:

The course has literally changed the lives of some of the young people who have completed it, providing opportunities for employment and work experience where they might not have thought possible.

“This course has changed my life by giving me the confidence I needed to get back into the workplace and keep me motivated that I can get work.” Adam, The Factory Youth Zone

None of this would be possible without the backing of the project’s joint sponsors; AO Smile Foundation and Accenture Foundation UK. With their support our Youth Zones have been able to work with over 400 young people in the last 12 months, with 378 completing the Course. Find out more about Get a Job here.