Springboard seeking votes to support young people Into Work in Manchester

The Springboard Charity has been shortlisted for NatWest’s Skills and Opportunities Fund to support those facing barriers to work in Manchester into employment.

The funding will enable Springboard to deliver an ‘Into Work’ programme in Manchester, which will help 15 young and unemployed people from the Greater Manchester area secure employment within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

The Charity will work with those most at risk with no meaningful connection to their community and furthest away from the labour market. Through the programme, Springboard will mentor these young people, developing their skills, qualifications and experience, as well as empowering them to boost their own confidence and self-esteem in order to support them into work.

“The Springboard Charity has made a real difference in my life. Growing up I struggled with my confidence and this made me angry and since leaving school I had no real direction of what to do. I was referred through Connexions to the Springboard ‘Into Work’ programme in Manchester and since completing it I was able to gain skills, work experience and confidence to get a job on the Food & Beverage team at Manchester West Novotel. I will probably still be unemployed without the help of Springboard.” Robbie Simpkin, Manchester West Novotel

For the last 25 years, Springboard has supported all ages into sustainable employment around the UK and with your help we can change the lives of even more. The results of the public vote will impact upon the final decision and Springboard is urging you to vote in order to make a difference to the young people’s lives in Manchester.

Public voting is open on the Skills and Opportunities Fund website from noon on Friday 30 October and will close at noon on Friday 6 November.

To vote please visit: http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.rbs.com/vote/vote-in-the-north.html

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