Local Charity here to help young people get employed

A programme aimed at helping young people across London get into the career they want and help them develop skills is now open for applicants across the region. The programme runs 20th – 24th May and 1st – 11th July.

The Fastlaners programme which is ran by the youth charity – UpRising – is looking for 20 budding young people who want support to get into meaningful employment to come forward and take part in the 5 day workshop. The free programme is delivered through a range of interactive workshops, mock interviews, mentoring sessions and networking events and has so far helped 439 young people in their efforts to achieve their dream careers to date.

Fastlaners programme manager, Andy Crisp said: “We know many young people work so hard to get their foot into the door of a career they really want to pursue but sadly there’s a tough job market – with latest figures showing youth unemployment has risen by nearly 12% nationally across the UK, which is why we’re here to support young people achieving their goals.

“Our unique employability and personal development programme is designed to help young people navigate the tricky jobs market, find jobs they love and develop the key soft skills they need to succeed in their pursuit of these jobs. I would encourage young people to apply for their place on our programme so that we can help them”

Florence Eshalomi, Greater London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “This is a great initiative to help young people find a job they really care about while giving them the tools they need to build a successful career.

“I am really proud to be supporting UpRising with this important work to help make a difference to the local community.”

The Fastlaners programme is currently recruiting with limited spaces available. If you’re interested, you can apply for your place by clicking here or emailing andrew.crisp@uprising.org.uk.

Setup in 2008, UpRising is a youth charity funded by Trust’s and local authorities across Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bedfordshire, and London to help young people who have talent but lack opportunity to realise their potential.


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