The Prince of Wales has revealed a new initiative aimed at helping the unemployed youth of Birmingham find work. The Princeâ€™s Trust scheme will see a number of new jobs created, with employees helping other jobless youngsters to apply and gain employment.
Creating 100 jobs in Birmingham, the Princeâ€™s Trust will hire young people who then in turn will help others to find employment opportunities. Unemployment figures in Britain are currently very high and the Prince of Wales hopes that the scheme will help around 100,000 young people find work in the locality.
One of the first employees of the scheme is Shabz McKenzie from Erdington. The 18-year-old is one of the first Job Ambassadors, securing his place after participating in the Princeâ€™s Trustâ€™s three-month training programme. â€śBeing unable to find a job was really depressing. Even though I applied for more than 50 jobs a month, I was getting nowhere. It left me feeling really unhappy and frustrated,â€ť Mr McKenzie said, before adding:â€śthe Team programme gave me the confidence and skills to be able to move forward with my life.â€ť
Martina Millburn, chief executive of the scheme, said that the Job Ambassadors would provide motivational talks to others about their experiences, whilst also working on a one-to-one basis to help other youngsters look for work. She added that it was crucial to give young people inspiration to find work, and that the new initiative could help thousands of people. With the economy showing signs of increased job opportunities, providing people with the tools to go and find work was very important.
Posted by Local Recruit on February 17, 2012
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