Alex Sloan who has secured employment at Abode

Young people sell themselves to employers

Young people have secured employment thanks to a programme run by the city council’s employer engagement team, Liverpool In Work.

Over the last 12 months, the department worked with around 260 young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training, known as NEET using money from the European Social Fund.

Among the 18 year olds who have gone on to get work  is Alex Sloan (pictured with Cllr Nick Small and West Derby MP and Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg), who is now working at Abode Estate Agents on Allerton Road.

Other young people have gone on to gain employment at Merseybio and Killer Ink on Upper Parliament Street.

Jaguar Land Rover have also provided shop floor work experience to young people thanks to a partnership with Bright Sparks Training.

Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet member for Employment, Enterprise and Skills, said: “We’re doing all we can to help young people into work through a variety of innovative schemes.

“It’s tougher than ever to find employment, but these cases show that by giving young people the experience and skills to compete for jobs, and through providing incentives for employers, we can get them into work.”

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