Jul 13, 2015
The Good Jobs Campaign, developed by Citizens UK, national community organising charity and founders of the Living Wage Foundation, connects young people with businesses needing talented candidates. In London alone it’s anticipated that by 2020 technology, health, engineering and the creative industries will need at least 1.5 million new recruits, and there’s already 20,000 unfilled vacancies predominantly in the science and technology sectors.
In its first year The Good Jobs campaign will see 500 young people from London state schools and colleges, as well as the 200 Citizens UK member churches, mosques, synagogues and community groups from across London, receive employability training through a ‘reboot camp’. Good Jobs businesses, supported by Citizens UK, will run a series of business skills workshops to help young people to understand their sector and identify talent. Each young person who goes through this training programme is guaranteed an opportunity to apply for a role with a Good Jobs business where there will be a range of opportunities on offer, from full-time roles with training plans, to apprenticeships and paid work experience placements.
The programme has been funded by J.P. Morgan through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and has already got the backing from leading organisations including Atkins, Herbert Smith Freehills, Omnicom, Barts Health Trust and Decoded. All of whom are committed to offering placements to Good Jobs trained young people and opening up their recruitment process to the Good Jobs graduates.