The team at Cheltenham has delivered three mentoring sessions to local 18-24-year-olds who are endeavouring to find work.

Partnering with Primark and Jobcentre Plus, members of staff provided the young jobseekers with professional support to help them become more employable. The national scheme is part of The Mentoring Circles initiative, which aims to tackle unemployment.

The sessions included open discussion between participants as well as enhancing and tailoring the young adults’ CVs. The scheme also offers help with job applications and the chance to attend mock interviews to prepare them for future opportunities. 

A word from the store director

‘It’s incredibly rewarding to be a part of a nationwide initiative that focuses on future generations,’ said store director, Melanie Brackstone. ‘You can see the participant’s confidence grow each week, and I have no doubt that this scheme has benefited them greatly.’ 

The Mentoring Circles initiative is created by the Department for Work and Pensions designed to help 18-24-year-olds find work. The initiative has been developed from the success of their previous menroting scheme aimed at Black Asian Minority Ethnic jobseekers. 

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