TJC and Tomorrows People unite to help Bristols disadvantaged youths improve job prospects
TJC and Tomorrow’s People unite to help Bristol’s disadvantaged youths improve job prospects
Support employment charity Tomorrow’s People’s nationwide Working It Out programme
Senior Appointments recruitment consultancy, Timothy James Consulting (TJC) is pleased to announce its partnership with UK-based employment charity Tomorrow’s People, which it will support by providing practice interviews, sharing recruitment top tips, introducing market presentations, organising business brunches, and formatting apprenticeship ads in a joint effort to support young prospective talent in Bristol (in the 16-25 year old bracket) who come from backgrounds of long-term unemployment, welfare dependence or homelessness.
A topical issue in the current economy, youth unemployment is an epidemic of modern times – the age group is often ominously referred to as the “Lost Generation” – even those with numerous qualifications or boasting tertiary education are struggling to find a long-term job and place in society where they can earn an honest living. Tomorrow’s People’s disadvantaged clients have not had the most traditional of starts in life, work or education, are subsequently facing many hurdles. That’s where TJC comes in.
Launching the partnership in Bristol this April, TJC has set up a series of practice interviews for the Working It Out programme. In week six or seven of the ten week course the young people are invited to interview with TJC’s professional recruitment consultants. In an unfamiliar environment, they practice their interview skills in a realistic role play scenario, and obtain feedback as to what to work on and how that is to be accomplished. Some have never had an interview before, so it is all about inspiring confidence for when they graduate. Through the year, TJC will roll out market-specific presentations to Tomorrow’s People which will teach their jobseekers what’s involved in the jobs they are considering and share valuable industry insights. Top Tips from CEO Chris O’Connell, Timothy James Consulting, on how to obtain a job, interview skills and enhancing CVs will be delivered at a Business Brunch in May. Not only will the jobseekers be able to have a rare opportunity to ask a company leader and professional recruiter how to get ahead, but they will be invited into an office environment for the first time. These seemingly small measures will add up to create confidence-building exercises for Tomorrow’s People.
Tomorrow’s People’s clients have taken active steps towards self-sufficiency and employment by signing up to and completing their Working It Out programme since 2003. The charity went through an independent analysis in 2011 by FTI Consulting. The results proved that helping their programmes and their clients (vulnerable members of society) aids the nationwide community: in 5 years Tomorrow’s People helped 6,200 individuals obtain full-time employment which added £79.8 million to the British economy. Consequently, corporations supporting Tomorrow’s People through funding, apprenticeships, or full-time placements are directly giving back both to their local communities and national economy.
At a recent visit to Westminster, TJC’s CEO Chris O’Connell met with Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scott, CEO of Tomorrow’s People, to establish the partnership. Sharing sentiments Chris said, & lsquo;Tomorrow’s People want to help young people find their way in the world, obtain confidence and a second chance, be it through vocational education or employment. TJC is proud to support their cause and hope that we too can help make a difference.”
Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scott said, “It’s really exciting for Tomorrow's People to have a relationship with as successful and cutting edge an organisation as Timothy James Consulting!"