Work Inspiration Week: building up the ambitions of young people

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The chance to positively affect the career path of a young person; that’s one of the goals for Work Inspiration Week taking place from 27th April to 1st May and employers in the Bradford District are being sought to lend their support.

Now in its third year, Work Inspiration Week helps to encourage students across the district to consider the different career options available by introducing them to the world of work and opening their minds to future possibilities. The initiative is backed by a range of employers, Bradford Chamber and Bradford Council.

Once again this year, project organiser, E3 Bradford is calling on local businesses to get involved and showcase what they do to groups of supervised students, possibly through organised on-site tours, Q&As, presentations or other practical sessions, lasting around 2 hours.

E3 Bradford chairman and President of Bradford Chamber commented: “The more interesting and innovative the visits the better. I’d encourage as many employers as possible to get involved in this week.”
He added: “I often hear employers bemoaning the inadequate skills of young people. Its been shown that young people with some form of work intervention have 75% more chance of getting a job when leaving school or college. Here’s a chance to help inspire Bradford children, and demonstrate what might be expected of them when they join the business world.”

Any business interested in getting involved can register online here or contact Zara Brining on 01274 230042 or zara.brining@bradfordchamber.co.uk

Registration should be completed by Friday 27th February.

For further information about E3 Bradford activities visit www.e3bradford.co.uk

For regular updates follow @e3bradford on Twitter

Picture: Students from Beckfoot School and Oasis Academy Lister Park at Gordons LLP

Written on 23rd February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News