Feeding Ireland’s Future 2015 initiative for young unemployed is launched

An initiative led by the Irish food and grocery industry to help support young unemployed people called ‘Feeding Ireland’s Future 2015’ has been launched.

The second year of the initiative, it will involve food companies and services providers to the sector around the country providing free pre-employment skills for young people through ‘Skills for Work Week’ in March 2015.

The programme is being promoted by ECR Ireland, with the support of its members, in partnership with the Department of Social Protection through its Intreo service. 

Over the course of the next two months, the Department of Social Protection will be contacting young people across the country that would benefit from this opportunity.  

Last year, 29 companies took part in the Feeding Ireland’s Future programme offering over 1,500 places for young unemployed people to attend skills sessions designed to aid their quest for work.  

It was deemed to be a success, as 97pc of participants said they were more confident in applying for a job after taking part in Skills for Work Week. 

Companies already signed up for 2014 include BWG Foods, Keelings, Kellogg’s, Maxol Group, Musgrave Group, Nestlé, Tesco and Unilever.

The companies will provide a range of initiatives during Skills for Work Week 2015, which will run from 2 to 6 March 2015.  

The focus will be on CV writing, interview training and behind the scenes tours of factories, depots and offices.

For more on this please click:http://www.businessandleadership.com/sustainability/item/48709-feeding-irelands-future/ 


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