About us

A social enterprise that encourages businesses to employ inexperienced young people

Introducing Access Generation CIC

Access Generation CIC is a social enterprise that encourages businesses to employ inexperienced young people.

Our purpose
To empower young people and business to make the world of work more accessible.

Our mission
Share young people’s views and expectations to help businesses become more visible and attractive to young people.

Our values
Collaborative – everything we do is co-designed and co-delivered with young people
Proactive – we’re not afraid to test and learn innovative new approaches to work
Positive – we trust, respect and value other people’s expertise, have fun and enjoy our work
Supportive – we support young  people and business through their journeys into sustainable employment

Thank you to our sponsors:

Access Generation was formed as a community interest company limited by guarantee in September 2016.

Members of East Midlands Chambers of Commerce.

Meet the team

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Chris Tarry

Chris is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and understands the benefits that fully engaged employees can have on a business.

He has successfully implemented a graduate and an award-winning apprenticeship scheme which he found both rewarding and enjoyable.

Chris is now motivated to continue this work by establishing Access Generation to encourage other businesses to do the same.

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Jemma Redden

Jemma is passionate about helping businesses fully understand their customers by listening and engaging audiences online.

She has successfully managed challenging change situations by effectively engaging with customers, employees and industry bodies.

Jemma is now excited to be able to apply her skill set to support a cause that will have positive outcomes for young people.

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Paul is the chairman of Access Generation and is a business mentor volunteer with the Prince’s Trust.
For the last three years Paul was chairman of the Talent Match Leicestershire, a project funded by the Big Lottery and run by the Prince’s Trust in Leicestershire.

This programme helped long term unemployed young people find sustainable work and was innovative in the way in which it provided help and support.

The skills and knowledge learnt with Talent Match will be key to developing the ongoing strategy at Access Generation.