Press release: Christmas work experience

Give all young people the gift of experience this Christmas

Movement to Work, a UK charity that has already enabled over 75,000 work placements which have helped reduce youth unemployment, asks businesses to consider all young people for Christmas jobs

 With the UK’s retail and other sectors gearing up for the Christmas rush, Movement to Work is calling on organisations that employ Christmas workers to consider employing long-term unemployed young people so that they can gain great experience and unlock their potential.

Movement to Work is a collaboration of UK employers committed to tackling youth unemployment through provision of high-quality work experience and other work opportunities for young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET). More than 75,000 work placements have been completed so far across the UK, with over 50% of those young people progressing into jobs, apprenticeships or returning to education.  

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