Local training and careers platform launched to help young people

Business network Love Your Doorstep wants to help young people enter the world of work

A animated video has been made to introduce the new youth platform
An animated video has been made to introduce the new youth platform What To Do Now

A new platform designed to help young people in Enfield gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to enter the world of work has been launched.

‘What To Do Now’ has been established by local business network Love Your Doorstep Community Interest Company (CIC) and aims to equip young people as well as their parents and guardians “with valuable knowledge all in one place”. It includes opportunities covering jobs, volunteering, work experience, education and training, plus events and a knowledge base “to help unstitch the complicated world of education and pathways to employment”.

The project will introduce mentors who can help youngsters navigate through the choices they need to make and support them through the “ups and downs” of searching for new opportunities. Employers, educators and community groups will be brought together to find new ways of offering support and “look deeper at the talent that is too often missed in traditional recruitment”.

What To Do Now has been created by Love your Doorstep CIC founder Emma Rigby and head of community infrastructure, art and culture, Paul Everitt. Emma, who this year received a British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours List for her work supporting the Enfield community, says many young people don’t have the experience or networks to guide them through their path from school to further education and employment.

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Emma said: “Young people aged 15-24 years old who are unable to identify which skills they need for future employment opportunities will hopefully find just what they need on What To Do Now.

“We have been building the concept for over twelve months and in doing so have identified just how much this is needed.

“The team will be working across the board with different partners, bringing together charities, community organisations, training providers and businesses to work together for the future of our young people.”

A video has been made to help explain how What To Do Now will work and is now available to watch here.

Businesses, training providers and schools that would like to be a part of What To Do Now can get in touch with Love Your Doorstep:
[email protected]

For more information about What To Do Now:

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