Of the many awareness days that abound we were particularly interested in this one – World Youth Skills Day.
This event took place earlier in July, and was created in 2014 by the United Nations to generate greater awareness of, and discussion around, the importance of technical, vocational education and training, and the development of other skills among young people.
The UN’s ultimate goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth by addressing the challenges they face of unemployment and under employment.
We’ve blogged before about the jobs market local to us here in Chippenham, Bristol and Salisbury, and also across the UK. Currently, unemployment is low; in January, it hit a four decade low, according to Office for National Statistic figures.
At the same time, the numbers of young people classed as NEET – not in education, employment or training – is going up.
So on the one hand we have low unemployment with employers looking to fill posts and on the other an apparent abundance of unemployed young people.
Their lack of work experience can’t be the sole factor that is holding them back. Across the board, more could and should be done to improve young people’s skills and, therefore, their employment prospects.
Training for work here are 24-7 Staffing
At 24-7 Staffing we place great importance on training for our candidates, regardless of their age.
Training candidates before we send them to clients helps build confidence and enables them to perform their job more effectively.
We always assess our candidate’s training needs and aim to address any weaknesses to improve their employment opportunities. We ensure all the candidates we place across our sectors of driving, industrial, commercial and healthcare are qualified for their positions.
For our driving recruits, we work closely with Wiltshire Transport Training, a local company which provides training from licence acquisition through to driver development and management training.
We have formed a link with Wiltshire College to help those interested in a career in care gain the necessary qualifications. Again, among these will be younger people.
Without the right training, a young person’s employment prospects are reduced. We are doing what we can to help rectify this and we applaud World Youth Skills Day for doing so too.
If you are a young person looking for a rewarding career, why not get in touch with the team here at 24-7 Staffing.