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Workshops to tackle youth unemployment
11:20am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
SKILLS workshops are being held in Astley as part of a national campaign to tackle youth unemployment.
The Co-operative Food is taking part in Feeding Britain’s Future Skills for Work Month 2013 to help youngsters across the country to gain the skills they need to get into work.
The Coach Road store at Cross Hillock, Astley will hold three sessions, each for 12 unemployed people aged between 16 and 24, throughout September.
Steve Murrells, chief executive of retail for the Co-operative Group, said: “As youth unemployment hovers around the one million mark, more needs to be done to improve young people’s skills and boost their employability to help them make the most of the opportunities that are available and ultimately get them into work.”
The workshop will provide training on the skills needed to secure a job such as CV writing and interview techniques as well as information about the different careers available in food retail.
The campaign, led by the food and grocery research charity IGD, is the first initiative of its kind that to offer first-hand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry.
Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “The UK food and grocery industry employs 3.7 million people, making us Britain’s biggest private sector employer.
With that scale comes responsibility – we have a vital role to play in tackling youth unemployment by sharing our advice and experience. “
Feeding Britain’s Future is bringing the industry together to share the rules of the game with young people.
We hope young people from in and around Tyldesley will make the most of this opportunity to develop their skills and grow their confidence.”
The workshops will be on September 11, 19 and 23 from 10am. For more information, visit www.igd.com/our-expertise/Feeding-Britains-Future/.
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