Heather Collier from Loving Social Media on the local help being offered to young people entering the world of work
Last month Loving Social Media had the pleasure of working alongside local MP Feryal Clark in creating an online careers fair for young people living in Enfield North.
Our goal from the outset was to present young local people with a wide range of exciting, progressive employment opportunities. During such uncertain times, it is vital that we reach out to young people who are at risk of long-term unemployment – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The event kicked off with a few inspiring words from Feryal and our very own Garry Kousoulou. Both reminisced about the jobs they have taken on throughout their lives, the highs and the lows, and the valuable lessons learned as a result.
Through a series of virtual sessions that ran throughout the day, young people were joined by local and national employers to help them explore job roles and discuss career prospects. Some of our speakers included staff from the NHS, Network Rail, the civil service, education charity Teach First, the Metropolitan Police, The Prince’s Trust, and many more incredible organisations.
Garry livestreamed his session, which was soon shared all over Facebook, Twitter, and local online communities. He advised young people on how to get into the digital sphere, the tools that you need to succeed, and what to expect from a social media role – a talk that has now been viewed by more than 300 people!
Through this collaboration with Feryal, we were able to reach those seeking employment, open vacancies and voluntary roles and provide them with priceless resources and insights into industries that they were previously not familiar with.
We believe this fair has had a real, positive impact on local youth. Not only did it give many young people the chance to potentially find their dream job – it has also acted as a friendly, safe space to network. It created an opportunity to interact with other like-minded individuals and to get a sense of the skills they can harness and ultimately take beyond the workplace and out into their community.
Here at Loving Social Media, our team is highly creative, meticulous, and dedicated to our clients’ every need. If you are interested in social media, content creation, graphic design, copywriting, or feel passionate about developing small, independent businesses that reflect local living – get in touch! We would love to hear from you.
We are now aiming to hold a careers fair in Enfield annually, and hope to meet many more of you soon – next time face to face! Young people are the future and they must not be forgotten.
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