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Sarah: My message to employers

This week we announced our new peer panel – a cohort of young people who are set to drive Access Generation forward. We asked the peer panel to tell us their top three messages for employers.

Meet 21-year-old Sarah.

Sarah’s messages to employers

Employers should recognise the visions and perspectives of young people and how insightful this can be for businesses.

Businesses should aim to make the online application process and following stages less demoralising by providing adequate communication and feedback so that young people are able to build upon their identified weaknesses in the future.

Businesses should acknowledge the ability of young people to adapt and take on new skills through training, and so the online application process should not completely rule candidates out.

By young people, for young people

Since launching, we have listened to young people and shared valuable insights on their views with businesses.

More recently young people have designed, built and delivered assessments for businesses and contribute to our training events.

Now the peer panel will help us make our future vision a reality which is to have Access Generation run by young people, for young people.

The peer panel members will represent the voice of young people, help us to validate our research findings and run a campaign to promote our new accreditation which will be officially launched later this month.

For businesses

Find out more about the accreditation here.

For young people

If you’re a young person looking for voluntary work then why not become a peer panel member with us? Find out more here.