Unipart launched its new programme aimed at equipping young job seekers with skills for work at Unipart House in Oxford.
Called Unipart Inspires, it has brought together 17 young people for an intensive three week programme that combines work experience with training in job hunting skills such as interview practice, CV writing and using social media to search for jobs.
While on site, attendees will be paired with a suitable mentor who will continue to work with them for a further six weeks to offer practical help and support as well as guidance and encouragement
It is widely recognised that levels of unemployment amongst 18-24 year olds are a national problem. Unipart currently supports a number of initiatives aimed at tackling the issue of youth unemployment including Generation Talent, the joint initiative between Business in the Community and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Unipart teams have been working with Job Centre Plus staff to devise a programme that will be rolled out nationwide involving employees at all Unipart sites.
The programme is designed to enable young, unemployed people to build confidence and develop the right skills and attitudes for the world of work. It also provides development opportunities for Unipart employees by engaging them in coaching and mentoring activities.