Power to Work programme is just the job
HILLINGDON’S Mayor has congratulated young job seekers on their efforts to get into work.
Young people from the borough have found difficulty finding work, despite having qualifications.
Gurpreet Matharou, 21, from West Drayton, has a business management degree but no work experience aside from retail.
She said: “I’ve now got five interviews lined up next week. I’ve been based in the payroll team at ManpowerGroup, and Power to Work has been a great opportunity to get some real-world experience of the work place.”
Ms Matharou was one of nine job seekers, receiving help through Uxbridge Job Centre, who completed a programme run by Manpower Group UK.
Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr George Cooper and the Mayoress, Cllr Judith Cooper presented certificates at a graduation ceremony held at ManpowerGroup’s UK headquarters in Uxbridge.
The youngsters completed a three-week Power To Work programme to help them acquire the skills they need to find a job.
The Power To Work programme is part of a national Movement To Work voluntary initiative which supports 100,000 young people into rewarding work.
Benjamin Acheson, 20, from Hayes, said: “It’s been great fun, really helpful, and I’ve been able to gain some great real world work experience. I’m now starting an apprenticeship with ManpowerGroup within the CORE South team.”
This is the second programme of its kind run by ManpowerGroup UK, after six of a group of eight jobseekers gained employment within two months of completing the scheme.
n SUCCESS: The Power To Work team with their certificates