Brixton McDonald’s holds training day for unemployed youngsters

Written by on November 14, 2013 in Community, Education, Jobs - 1 Comment
Unemployed youngsters learn new skills at the training day at McDonalds, Brixton

Unemployed youngsters learn new skills at the training day at McDonalds, Brixton

A Brixton fast food franchise has teamed up with the local job centre to help teach unemployed youngsters the skills they need to find work.

Franchisee of McDonald’s, in Brixton Road,  Terry Eagle, set up the scheme in order to assist 18-25 year-olds who have been unemployed for a more than three months. It aims to help by building their skills, confidence, and understanding of the workplace to get them into their first careers.

Mr Eagle said he was “extremely proud” to be the first restaurant to pilot the ‘How to get Hired’ workshop sessions.
Terry Eagle, right, with participants. Picture by David Lynch.

Terry Eagle, right, with participants. Picture by David Lynch.

He added: “We hope that, together with Jobcentre Plus and Learndirect, we will be able to help young people in South London to get the skills and help needed to get their foot on the career ladder.”

The scheme came  on the same day as the Office for National Statistics youth unemployment results showed that one in four 18-24 year olds are currently out of work, education or training. Making “How to get Hired” a potentially valuable resource to which the unfortunate can take part in to get them into the world of work.

McDonald’s claims to be one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship providers, and was awarded a Grade 2 Ofsted rating, with several areas Graded 1 for its Apprenticeship Programme, just 18 months after it was launched.

Karel Splatt, 18, who works in McDonalds, said: “Having been through the job seeking process first-hand, I know how tough it can be for young people to get onto the career ladder.

“My advice for jobseekers is to try to get some experience in the field they want to go into, as this will show they have the skills needed to do that job. Volunteering is one of many ways that young people can increase their employability.”

 

 

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One Comment on "Brixton McDonald’s holds training day for unemployed youngsters"

  1. Charly November 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm · Reply

    When’s this being held? Can’t find anything on google yet?

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