The team behind ‘Believe in Young People’ recently welcomed Milton Keynes North MP Mark Lancaster to their Milton Keynes offices.
The charity, established four years ago, is at the forefront of efforts to improve the links between young people and the workplace.
At the core of BiYP’s program is an online portal, which generates a portfolio for learners that is accessible to both teachers and employers. This is supplemented by a course which advises learners on career paths, provides employment-related skills, and engages young people in work experience placements.
Employers benefit too, saving an average of 80% on recruiting costs.
“Providing young people with the chance to get on in life and have a rewarding career is an important initiative. It was interesting to learn of the charity’s approach and successes, with either a job or an apprenticeship secured for two in every three that go through their programme,” said Mr Lancaster.
“It is with the help of charities like Believe in Young People that the Government will be able to deliver on its commitment of three million more apprenticeship starts by 2020 and keep youth unemployment, both locally and nationally, in decline,” he added.