10 / 09 / 2015
The current work climate is more challenging and complex than ever, making it more difficult for young people to find their feet in the labour market. Brightside is a charity that helps young people access the education and career pathways they might not have believed were available to them. This includes the NHS Online Mentoring Project which matches young people to a mentor in the health service.
Both mentors and mentees that have used the service have reported significant gains from the project, including:
- 86 per cent of students had a better understanding of the range of careers available in the healthcare sector
- 84 per cent of mentors said they had enhanced their skills by mentoring a young person
- 47 per cent of the NEET young people who completed the project were no longer claiming job seekers allowance one month later
To see how Brightside have achieved these outcomes listen to the podcast below.
In our podcast our panel discuss:
1:00 Employers perceptions of young people
3:00 What options are available to young people to get into employment?
4:00 What is Brightside and the NHS Online Mentoring Project?
7:40 Top tips for employers recruiting young people
10:30 Benefits of employing young people
14:00 How employers can make their recruitment more young person friendly
The panel includes:
Gill Bellord - NHS Employers;
Dr Anthony Mann - Director of Policy and Research at the Education and Employers Taskforce;
Laura Mangan, Head of Projects for the Education Charity Brightside
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