Having completed a 26 week Skills Development Programme within Equiniti ICS, encompassing classroom and on-the-job training, they have also qualified in a Level 4 Business and Management.
The Youth Employment Scheme is aimed at helping the unemployed between the ages of 18 - 24 gain employability skills, obtain qualifications and secure employment.
Steve McClure, Service Delivery Manager at Equiniti ICS, says: “Partnership programmes such as the Youth Employment Scheme are an exciting way forward for Equiniti. These programmes uniquely bridge the theory-practice gap, by integrating academic modules with the practical skills required in the workplace. This opportunity to harness new talent and strengthen future employment pipelines is a key benefit for us as a business’.
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry said: “I would encourage young unemployed people to explore the opportunities associated with my Department’s Youth Employment Scheme. YES provides a platform to assist young people who are job ready but lack the employability skills required to convince an employer of their ability to enter the world of work.
“Young people can avail from a variety of YES work placements across a range of sectors including web design, engineering and hospitality. Employer vacancies are advertised at your local Jobs and Benefits office or JobCentre and staff in these offices can offer advice on the availability of work experience placements and how to sign up to them.”
For more information on the Youth Employment Scheme visit http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/skills.