bdht tackles youth unemployment head on
Published by gough for Gough Bailey Wright in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Mike Brown, Chief Executive, bdht
The chief executive of a successful Bromsgrove employer is challenging his peers to help tackle youth unemployment in the area.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive from bdht, decided to promote opportunities for young people not in employment, education or training, commonly known as NEETS, after receiving 77 applications for a post in his organisation.
Mike said: “Over the last year, we’ve deliberately looked for NEETs to fill new vacancies within our organisation, with two young people already employed in Customer Services and IT. But when we had so many applications for a newly advertised post, it is clear there’s a wider problem.”
Mike is going to challenge the other business leaders who attend the Bromsgrove Strategic Partnership Group to see how they can help.
“Most people who’ve had a successful career have been given a lucky break or two along the way, and sometimes you just need someone to gamble on you. Our organisation has a strong track record of developing talent, but we’re not unique. There are businesses across Bromsgrove who will make a massive difference to young people’s lives, just by giving them a chance.”
Anyone wishing to chat to Mike about this initiative, can contact him at bdht on 01527 557557.