Our Partnership with Opera
You may have seen from one of our previous news updates that we decided to partner with a charity called the Opera Global Youth Foundation at the beginning of this year. Opera is a charity that specifically partners with recruitment companies to help young people find, gain and stay in work. We’re a Silver partner to the charity, which means we make a monthly donation to help run the organisation and anything we fund raise goes directly toward assisting young people find employment.
So far this year…
We’ve had a blast so far this year through a few events that we’ve organised to help raise money toward our fundraising target.
We’ve taken part in a 5 kilometre colour run, where some of our members of staff ran through obstacles whilst getting pelted with coloured powder…
We’ve walked the Yorkshire 3 peaks, trekking through the mist and cold, despite general expectations in June being clear skies and sunshine…
And a couple weeks ago we hosted our first World of Work Tour in collaboration with Opera, the Prince’s Trust and the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
World of Work Tour
As part of a 12 -week Team Programme led by the Prince’s Trust for unemployed young adults between the age of 16 – 25, we hosted a day in our offices for young adults to experience the world of work and partake in CV and interview workshops. 18 young adults on the Team Programme with the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College attended the day, and, as most had not been employed in the past, it was their first experience of an office and work environment.
We gave our visitors a clear overview of European Recruitment to give them insight into how a recruitment company works, had them getting involved by role playing as recruiters for Apple in search of an entry level Administrator, and interviewing with our consultants one on one to discuss their career aspirations. We also had one of our Consultants inspire them through a talk on his life and how he became successful in the work place despite facing failure and hardship, and also took them through a workshop on how to search and apply for work.
The day was a roaring success, with each visitor becoming more confident and vocal throughout the day. We had great feedback from the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and the Prince’s Trust, and we’re planning on hosting more World of Work Tours this year and next. Next week we’ll attend our visitors’ end-of-programme graduation presentations, and hope to see lots of happy faces as they pass their course and move onto apprenticeships, college places and jobs.
We think it’s so important to give back to our community and help young people gain employment, and will continue to our bit to try and give youngsters the skills they need to gain employment and kick-start their futures.
How can you get involved?
If you want to help young adults find, gain and stay in work then you can help us achieve our fundraising target by donating HERE
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