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Umar: My message to employers

Umar is the latest young person to join our peer panel.

The peer panel is a group of 18-to-30-year-olds who represent and share young people’s views and expectations with employers to help them become attractive to future generations. Meet Umar…

Hi, my name is Umar and I’m neurodiverse. I have faced many barriers to employment.

I am studying level 3 IT and some other qualifications whilst working part-time and volunteering.

My ambition is to get a permanent employment in the tech / creative industries. I have joined the peer panel to use my experience to get employers to be more accessible and remove barriers for young people to apply.

My message is for employers to change the way they advertise opportunities to young people and make them more accessible to people and remove barriers for people.

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 contributed 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 represent the voice of young people, help us to validate our research findings and promote a campaign to change the recruitment processes.

For employers

Access Generation exists to help employers to understand how to attract the next generation with research, resources and support provided by young people.