December 18 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A skills day for unemployed young people at a Fenland vegetable producer has been hailed a success.
Six unemployed people aged 16 to 24 visited Fenmarc’s March site last Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle youth unemployment.
They took part in a site tour, had sessions with engineering and manufacturing experts, learnt about writing CVs and had mock interviews.
It is hoped the skills they picked up will make them more attractive to potential employers and give them the boost they need to find work.
Jobhunter Jake Garner said he learnt a lot from the day.
He said: “I found doing the factory tour was most useful because it showed me what working in the factory production lines involves.”
Fenmarc’s human resources coordinator Kristi Glowacki said the company, which employs 150 people at its March factory, was encouraged by the feedback it had received from the attendees.
She said: “We did case studies of people who have processed through the business and ran various different skills sessions.
“Everyone seemed to get a lot from it. They said they gained a lot of confidence from the sessions and they would use the skills they learnt to improve their CVs.
“We are definitely looking to do the same thing next year.”