New Initiative to Improve Work Placements in Croydon

Jamie supports

 #FirstStepCroydon is a new campaign for quality work experience placements and employability skills for young people in Croydon, launched with the help of Croydon Citizens and TeachFirst.and the new Labour controlled Croydon Council.

Many young people have said that they lack the networks to find quality work experiences. Without experience of work they get trapped in a vicious circle of not being work ready. Employers say that they are worried that the most talented students will leave the town, that they want to “grow their own” for a quality and sustainable work force.

Leading employers have committed to provide 200 work experience placements with expenses during the next academic year and established the accountability required to ensure they happen.  

Plans are now underway for a borough-wide careers and apprenticeship event on 1 October at Fairfield Hall.

Leading roles at the launch were taken by Tony Newman, Council Leader and newly elected Councillor Jamie Audsley.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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