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Council Team to Work with Local Employers to Challenge Youth Unemployment

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A Monmouthshire County Council programme which aims to help 16 to 24 year olds into employment, education or training is seeking the help of local businesses and employers.

Inspire2Work – funded by the European Social Fund – operates with many partner organisations and serves young people across the whole county.  Its team is calling on Monmouthshire’s employers to offer valuable work placements or tasters, provide apprenticeships and attend Inspire2Work engagement events to give advice and direction.  In addition, employers are requested to act as mentors to young people and contact the team about job vacancies so potential candidates can be notified.

Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for youth enterprise said:

“Many 16 to 24 year olds have little or no work experience as well as possibly very limited qualifications and these factors make it very difficult for them to get onto the employment ladder.  By implementing a number of simple, yet effective measures, local businesses and organisations can help place young people into sustainable employment and transform them into valuable members of the county’s workforce.”

For further information contact Monmouthshire’s Youth Enterprise team: