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Belfast announces new scheme to support young people to find their careers

A new programme will help 14-24-year-olds to get apprenticeships or employment

  • December 03, 2019 21:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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Source: Belfast Youth Support Programme / Belfast City Council

The City Council of Belfast recently announced a new scheme aimed at helping 14 to 24-year-olds get the jobs they want. The “Belfast Youth Support Programme” aims to assist all young people who need aid in securing their spots in training or employment.

Providing access to opportunity to everyone in need

The programme was launched last week and offers tailor-made, individual approaches to every case. It aims to help 14 to 24-year-olds chart their way through life, providing them with much needed support throughout their education, traineeships and eventual employment. The end goal is to help those same young people end up getting the jobs and careers they want.

Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Deirdre Hargey is eager to explain and promote the programme in detail: “We’ve made a commitment in The Belfast Agenda to make sure that everyone in Belfast will have access to education and training to help them access jobs and opportunities. So, our new Belfast Youth Support Programme will support 14-24-year-olds across the city who need a helping hand to overcome barriers to employment. It’s all about providing inspiration, motivation and working in partnership with both young people and employers to ensure that we’re offering the right type of support, at the right time, for the opportunities which exist.

He further reiterates his belief that the whole arrangement is a win-win. On the one hand young people will be getting the jobs they want, and on the other, employers will be receiving new high-skilled, eager and ambitious new employees.

The “Belfast Youth Support Porgramme” will also be helping 14 to 24-year-olds with career advice and encouragement to pursue their dream careers, aiming to remove any psychological barriers.

You can find out more information about the initiative over at the City Council’s website and register using the form provided here.

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