Action to help young Hillingdon people into work

Hillingdon Times: Asphaleia Action project manager Ieva Kajokaite at her office in Uxbridge. Asphaleia Action project manager Ieva Kajokaite at her office in Uxbridge.

VULNERABLE young people in Hillingdon will be given the chance to kick-start their careers, thanks to a £100,000 grant to support Asphaleia Action.

The grant has been awarded by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, and aims to help unemployed young people get into work or start on training courses.

Asphaleia Action, a voluntary organisation that offers support to vulnerable young people in the UK and internationally, will work with Hillingdon Council on a project that launches this week.

The project will focus on giving those aged 16 to 19 with a range of issues, such as learning difficulties and disabilities, a better chance of finding a job.

Young people referred to Asphaleia Action will be helped by a dedicated mentor, given guidance on how to impress in a job interview, and offered a work placement in an industry in which they are interested.

There will also be advice on getting apprenticeships, entry into college courses and where to look for job opportunities.

The funding will be released over two years and will be aimed at young people who are not in education, employment or training.

For more information, and to find out what else is on offer for young people in the borough, visit young.hillingdon.gov.uk

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