Maintenance firm join scheme to help the young unemployed
Refurbishment company aspect.co.uk has become the property maintenance partner of the Go Think Big initiative which has been created by Bauer and O2 to listen to and help young unemployed people find work.
Go Think Big is a social action partnership created last autumn to help young people (aged 16- to 25) develop their work skills and improve their employability. It is a one-stop shop that provides helpful ideas, advice and support to kick-start young careers.
"Youth training is an issue I have campaigned hard to improve for many years," said Will Davies, managing director and co-founder of property maintenance and refurbishment company aspect.co.uk
"We all know that young people trying to find their way in the world of work are having an incredibly tough time at the moment. aspect.co.uk is proud to be able to contribute to the work being carried out by Go Think Big.
"There are more than one million young unemployed in this country and they are becoming totally demoralised by the job market. They have to be given confidence in the training and apprenticeships we can offer them. Otherwise, we will be dealing the financial ramifications of our failure for decades to come."
The team at Go Think Big have all been recruited from UK youth brands (Kiss, heat, Kerrang!, Grazia among others). Their aim is to produce work opportunities, genuine skills training and an advice packed website that is relevant to young people.
"We will be pooling our employment experience with Go Think Big and providing advice and work experience days. We have developed our own programme of apprentice boot camps to recruit young employees and our next event will become a Go Think Big sponsored programme," Davies concluded.