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‘My Future Service’ in Manchester

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A new service launched by Manchester City Council and the Manchester College aims to help more than 100 unemployed young people into work by January 2016…reports Asian Lite News

ManchesterThe My Future programme will provide three-month, paid work placements to people aged 16 – 24, helping them to develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed.

A launch event is to be held at Central Library to give interested businesses all the information they need about getting involved with the scheme (Thursday 23 July, 6 – 7:15pm). Through the scheme, support is provided to both the young people and the host company.

For the duration of the placement, the young person is employed by The Manchester College, who deal with HR issues and any ‘red tape’ to ensure that the placement runs smoothly.

Young people currently not in employment, education or training are prioritised under the scheme.

Councillor Bernard Priest, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Through My Futures, we aim to give our young people more opportunities and make sure that they are equipped with the skills and crucial experience that will help launch them into their chosen career.

“For employers, My Futures offers the chance to benefit from a fully funded injection of young talent, with no red tape to worry about.

“The scheme is a real win-win for business and for those at the start of their working lives.”

Angela Foulkes, Vice Principal at The Manchester College, said: “The benefit to young people of having the opportunity to work directly with local employers, to develop the skills they are looking for in today’s job market, cannot be underestimated.

“With My Future, we aim to create opportunities for local young people to gain the relevant skills and knowledge they need. The scheme is also a great way for employers to enhance their workforce with budding local talent.

“This is an exciting opportunity for local people and employers and we are looking forward to supporting them on the programme.”

To book your free place at the launch event on 23 July, email Michael Sheehy at m.sheehy@manchester.gov.uk.

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