Building work-ready youth through Young Enterprise

Building Work-Ready Youth through Young Enterprise

As supporters of Young Enterprise, ManpowerGroup UK is proud to be helping young people to become work-ready by developing fundamental skills necessary in today’s job market.

Young Enterprise are the UK’s leading charity empowering young people to harness their personal and business skills. They also form part of the Junior Achievement network, one of the world’s largest organisations that is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

They offer practical programmes which help young people develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed, such as confidence, financial capability, problem solving and resilience. They work with young people, their teachers and parents, businesses and influencers, and provides hands on employability and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training.

Building Work-Ready Youth

As supporters of Young Enterprise in the UK, 2016 has seen a number of ManpowerGroup representatives get involved by judging the regional finals of their company programme, where young people in schools team up to create a business from scratch. Globally, our CEO Jonas Prising demonstrates his commitment to these programmes by volunteering in the classroom and serving as Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement worldwide.

Jeremy Hay-Campbell, Head of Corporate Affairs for ManpowerGroup UK, said: “Young Enterprise creates skill building opportunities that enable young people across the UK and around the world to find meaningful, productive careers. This, in turn, supports the business community, by equipping future members of the workforce with the skills needed to effectively compete.

“This year, representatives from across ManpowerGroup UK supported Young Enterprise by judging in a number of its UK regional finals. I’m proud of the key role we’re playing in inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the future world of work, and look forward to supporting many more individuals in the years to come.”

Transforming Lives and Communities

At ManpowerGroup, what we do helps to change lives and communities for the better – providing people with training and job opportunities that help them to transform their lives.

Social responsibility is at our core; and our commitment to producing a positive impact on individuals and societies is also an extension of our values. We are consistently recognised for our commitment to ethical practises, responsible corporate governance and good citizenship.

Find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.