Jobcentre Plus pushes LEPs for employment generation

Local Employment Partnerships are key to generating new jobs for youger people, says Jobcentre Plus

The ‘Backing Young Britain’ campaign is part of a £6.9 million investment which aims to deliver more than 1.5 million learning opportunities for 16-18 year olds, increase apprenticeship places and deliver an additional 200,000 employment opportunities nationally.

Work experience is a key part of the campaign, and signing up to a Local Employment Partnership (LEP) is one way that employers can pledge their support.

Jobcentre Plus are working to fill vacancies by setting up Work Trials, district manager Dave Ashdown, said: Work Trials can be especially beneficial for younger people where a limited work record may be a barrier to getting a first job.”

“Almost 2,500 local employers across the West London district including Travelex, OCS, Adecco UK Ltd as well as the Royal Mail are committed to Local Employer Partnerships to help them recruit the right people. These partnerships will give West Londons young jobseekers a chance to prove their potential in a more competitive jobs market.

To find out more visit www.hmg.gov.uk/backingyoungbritain

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