Sanctuary kickstarts careers for young people

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22nd March, 2022

Sanctuary

Jessica waves handmade Irish flags with resident, Elsie

Last year, Sanctuary Care offered work experience placements to 140 young people at risk of long-term unemployment, as part of the Government funded Kickstart scheme.

With under 25s among those most affected by unemployment, Kickstart enabled young people to make paths into the world of work.

Participants gained valuable work experience, developed transferable skills and improved their employability. They were offered CV writing support, interview coaching and training.

As a result of the scheme, 38 people have so far been offered employment with Sanctuary, including:

Neil Quinn, Director of HR - Sanctuary Care, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to play our part in creating opportunities which really can be life-changing for young people, bringing fresh skills and new ideas, which will no doubt enrich the lives of residents, staff and our organisation.”