New coaching programme is just the job for young people in Scunthorpe
A scheme to support and help young people find work is being rolled out in Scunthorpe.
The Job Coach programme is a local enhancement to Youth Contract, the national programme to combat youth unemployment.
The scheme is revealed today as part of the Telegraph's Your Life: Your Future campaign, which is aimed at increasing employment and improving job and educational activities for people in North Lincolnshire.
The Jobcentre Plus programme is designed to get young people into work, training or education – and this tailored approach is being carried out exclusively in Scunthorpe to help and support people into work as quickly as possible.
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The plan is to work with employers to help young jobseekers gain the experience and skills they need to compete in today's job market.
The Government has pledged £1 billion nationwide over the next three years to the Youth Contract initiative.
The local Job Coach programme has been running for more than one month and involves week-long daily morning sessions where a group of young people are shown all the different stages of how to find a job.
The last day of the Job Coach programme culminates in mock interviews which help prepare young people for a job.
Ashley Carter, 23, from Riddings in Scunthorpe, is involved in the programme.
He said he had had a number of jobs in the customer service sector and is now looking to go into a new career.
He has been out of work for two months.
Ashley said: "Coming here has given me a bit more confidence.
"They explain in more detail what to do.
"I have now decided that I want to go into care for the elderly and people with learning difficulties."
Jo Corney, senior operations manager for North East Yorkshire and the Humber, said Scunthorpe Jobcentre Plus is actively working to support young people into work as part of the Government's Youth Contract.
She said: "We are keen to hear from local employers so we can discuss their needs and identify solutions to their recruitment needs."
Kim Wiles, Scunthorpe Jobcentre Plus Operations Manager, said: "My team of personal advisers is passionate about supporting young people to fulfil their potential through jobs and training.
"They are committed to doing everything they can to improve the chances of their young people in a competitive labour market.
"We are very excited about the Your Life: Your Future campaign and the backing of the Telegraph."