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Collaborative work experience pilot for young people kicks off

Mon 28th Oct 2019

by CQ

The Collaborative Future work experience pilot scheme officially kicked off this week at contemporary coworking, shared office and event space, Works Social. The partnership raised over £3,400 to fund the innovative scheme earlier this year and has been matching freelancers and small business with interested candidates since September.

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“I joined the programme so that I can gain valuable experience coaching people and understanding individuals to better improve my expertise in the field of personal training. I’m also hoping to get a better understanding of marketing and what it takes to gain clients. This work placement is a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone, gain knowledge and learn new things.”

20 year old Emmanuel Mbetewa from Bilborough, is one of the young people hoping to benefit from the scheme.

“I can’t quite believe that only in April this was an idea fizzing around in my head and now, thanks to a successful crowdfunder and some amazing support we are here at Works Social with six young people on paid placements. Already it's great to see so many people building connections, learning about different ways of doing business and developing their skills to make work work for them!”

Tessa Cooper, Founder of Collaborative Future

“We’re all about collaboration, bringing together like-minded people and helping people follow their passions. It’s great to see so many of our members being involved in a scheme that helps them minimise any potential risks and overheads of employing interns/apprentices, while also gaining benefits of the skills and fresh perspective that young people can provide.”

Han van Oudheusden, co-founder of Works Social

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