Take part in youth job survey
01 May 2012
Take part in youth job survey and win an iPad 2
A rallying call has been issued to young people in Tower Hamlets to take part in a job opportunity survey by Futureversity youth apprentice Kiaya Parratt (20 years), as the East London charity launches a London wide poll to find out about the problems young people face getting jobs.
Whether it’s lack of opportunities or a need for more guidance and support youth charity Futureversity wants to look at the main problems that prevent young people from finding and getting jobs and training.
Ahead of the charity’s annual fundraising dinner ‘Dine for The Future’ (Thursday, 17 May 2012) - with Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali - the organisation’s young apprentices are joining Tower Hamlets data centre Interxion to try to encourage more companies to recognise the benefits of giving opportunities to young people.
Youth Apprentice Kiaya Parratt of Futureveristy says: 'The number of young people without jobs is increasing but the effects of not being in work are devastating. Through our survey we want to understand the problems many face so that we can challenge businesses and politicians to recognise our talents, determination and potential. Persuading employers to give more opportunities to young people is a big job in itself when, too often, we see negative attitudes holding us back. We have the same ambitions as everyone else and we believe it is vital employers do more to open doors to young people because without this many will be condemned to life without a job or one where they are working below their full potential.'
Futureversity is calling on all young people across the borough to complete the three minute survey to win an iPad 2. If young people can spare a few minutes Futureversity will automatically enter your name in a prize draw for the chance to win an iPad 2 (kindly donated by Interxion). The survey competition ends on Sunday, 6 May 2012 with the results expected later this month.
Futureveristy have released the survey as part of its annual fundraising auction event and to coincide with Mayoral election when all the candidates have pledged to do more to help young people into work.