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Employers invited to support young care leavers project in Leicestershire

Employers are invited to support young care leavers in a new Leicestershire project.

The Gen @ Work programme, being led by Access Generation CIC, will see care leavers aged 18 to 25 experience work with the social enterprise whilst receiving support from Leicestershire Cares.

To make the experience meaningful and as real-world like as possible, employers are being invited to provide projects for the cohort of young people to work on.

Jemma Redden, Director of Access Generation, said: “We understand that employers might be finding it challenging to run their own work experience opportunities during the pandemic so we would like to collaborate with employers who still want to support the next generation. 

“We have managed several remote internships and have all the processes in the place to make the experience meaningful for the young person. 

“If an employer has a marketing or research project they would like support with then I would urge them to get involve in Gen @ Work. We are also interested to hear from employers who want to satisfy their corporate social responsibility.” 

The Gen @ Work programme has received funding from the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

With unemployment rising, young people often face the brunt of the problem and those who are already disadvantaged are more likely to face challenges getting into work.

If you would like to support the programme please contact Jemma Redden on jemma.redden@accessgeneration.co.uk or phone 07709063458 or Charlotte Robey-Turner on CharlotteRT@leicestershirecares.co.uk.