MORE than 25 Belfast-based employers are gearing up to offer more than 80 paid work experience places to young jobseekers at the end of this month.
Organised by Belfast City Council, the JobStart Meet the Employer free event from 11am-2.30pm on Tuesday, May 31, at The MAC in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, will offer 16-24 year olds the chance to chat to diverse employers, including Allstate, Bruiser Theatre Company, Titanic Hotel and Ulster Wildlife.
Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Ryan Murphy, said: “This is a fantastic chance for young people to improve their skills in retail and sales, creative, business services and environmental roles.
“They’ll gain six to nine months paid work experience at the start of their careers, before the JobStart scheme ends on June 17.
“It’s also great for employers. At Belfast City Council, we currently have nine young people employed through the JobStart scheme and they’re proving to be a real asset to us in helping to deliver a wide range of services.
“Through our community plan, The Belfast Agenda, we’re committed to supporting young people to reach their full potential and supporting the economic growth of our city.
“Initiatives like this Meet the Employer event are delivering on both fronts.”
Before registering to attend, young people should check that they meet the JobStart eligibility requirements.
n To find out more go to www.belfastcity.gov.uk/jobstart
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