Hodge Hill has the highest rate of youth unemployment in Britain – long term youth unemployment up 57% in the last year*.
On the day UK Mail and various other employers with real vacancies will meet local unemployed youngsters to discuss how they can help. There will also be opportunities to talk to experts about accessing support and funding to set up their own business and a jobs board with help to set up interviews. Local young entrepreneurs who have already succeeded in business will be on hand to inspire and motivate.
UK Mail will be discussing in particular their Work Experience and Apprenticeship programmes as well as vacancies they currently have in the business including Owner Driver Opportunities. UK Mail has also donated an ipad3 which attendees on the day will have a chance at winning.
Guy Buswell, UK Mail’s CEO said, “At UK Mail we’re passionate about our people and eager to help develop the community we live in. With the company’s proven track record in successful recruitment and unemployment on the rise, events like these are a great way to tackle this ever prevalent issue and for us to introduce the Work Experience and Apprenticeship schemes we have to help get young people into the world of work.”
Local MP Liam Byrne commented, “Our community is packed with potential. We’ve got hundreds of young people hungry for work. All of us have got to roll our sleeves up and do whatever it takes to get these young people on the road to a job.
‘We have some of the highest youth unemployment figures in our area. This is not right.
That’s why I’m inviting employers with real vacancies plus support for setting up your own business and apprenticeship matching schemes to meet our great young people and help get them back to work.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Jobs Summit – July 19th, Beaufort Sports and Social Club, 89 Coleshill Road, Birmingham, 10.30-13.30. Residents living in Shard End, Hodge Hill, Washwood Heath and Bordesley
Green who are 16-24 jobseekers claimaints and those interested in setting up their own business welcome to attend
Press welcome to attend. Please call Eva on 07724 281223 for details
Liam available for pre-record or interviews on day. Please call Eva to arrange.
*ONS Nomis Database
JSA claimants aged 18-24 claiming for 6 months and over
May 2011 May 2012 change May'11-May'12 % change May'11-May'12
Birmingham, Hodge Hill 680
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