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Testimonial: Pioneering work by young people is valued

The latest business to benefit from our young peer researchers acknowledges their efforts to add value in a tightening labour market.

Oadby Plastics had their careers pages on the website assessed by our young peer researchers and also attended one of our training workshop.

The assessment is designed and delivered by young people to score the careers page on a company website against the expectations and experience of young people. 

Penny Waterfield, HR and Recruitment Co-ordinator at Oadby Plastics, said:

“The insights I learnt from the training workshop and website assessment report helped us re-shape our new online careers pages. Access Generation’s training has made us really think about the applicant experience and what young people are looking for.

This pioneering work to give employers feedback on the recruitment process from the eyes of young people is very valuable and much needed as the labour market tightens.

We have seen 50% of applications being made directly through the website rather than jobs boards since these changes have been made. 

We are about to take on our next engineering apprentice and have plans for a more structured apprentice recruitment programme.

Thank you to the team at Access Generation who we know work really hard for the benefit of both young people and businesses.”

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