Youngsters' job search given helping hand

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 January 2011

James Richardson, Sam Bovey, Kerrie Filer and Victoria Alway, with YMCA employment coach Rebecca Coombs

James Richardson, Sam Bovey, Kerrie Filer and Victoria Alway, with YMCA employment coach Rebecca Coombs

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FIVE unemployed young people have been given a helping hand to gain paid work experience at NSHousing.

Matthew Stuart-Thompson, who is gaining work experience in NSHousing's south office

The organisation joined forces with YMCA Training and the Future Jobs Fund to give the group a chance to learn new skills, which will help them in their future careers.

Michael Williams, from NSHousing, said: “Working in partnership with YMCA has given us an excellent opportunity to improve the young peoples’ confidence and employability, which will contribute to the economy by developing a skilled workforce for the next generation.”

NSHousing is working with YMCA Training who is providing the new starters with a dedicated employment coach and individually-focused training plans so that they get the most out of their training.

The Future Jobs Fund aims to create around 150,000 jobs nationally, with 100,000 aimed at 18 to 24-year-olds.

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