Musgrave helps tackle youth unemployment with ‘Skills for Work’ week
Musgrave Group is helping to tackle youth unemployment with the establishment of career development sessions for young jobseekers across Ireland.
7 March 2016 | 0
Between 29th February to 4th March, Skills for Work Week saw suppliers and service providers to the Irish food and grocery sector give free pre-employment skills advice to over 1,000 unemployed young people, with 28% of participants attending a Musgrave workshop at 12 Musgrave sites nationwide.
The workshops coivered a range of topics, including social media management, CV preparation, cover letter drafting and applications, interviews and more. Site tours were also provided, to give a closer look at what a career in food and grocery management entails.
The programme for 2016 also included a partnership with Youthreach, a Department of Education and Skills programme for early school leavers. 19 Youthreach centres across Ireland took part in Skills for Work week, with Musgrave facilitating 21% of these across Cork, Waterford, Dublin and Killarney.
Adrian Grey, Musgrave Group’s HR director, said the company was delighted to be involved in the programme. “Our workshops are designed to support young unemployed people in developing the skills needed to secure a job through hands-on experience which demonstrates what a day in the food industry is like,” he said. “We hope to inspire young people to pursue a career in food and in doing so help boost one of the Irish economy’s most important sectors.”