ASDA has joined in the campaign to help get unemployed youngsters back into work.
The youngsters visited the supermarket’s Clayton Green store as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle youth unemployment.
Following the success of a pilot project in 2012, the entire food and grocery industry has launched Feeding Britain’s Future – Skills for Work Month.
Youngsters from Clayton Green were given CV and interview practice sessions with HR managers to help them develop their employability skills and improve their chances of getting a job.
The participants went on a behind the scenes tour and heard from colleagues about their own journey into employment. They also saw how the business is run and the range of careers available.
Feeding Britain’s Future, led by industry research body IGD with the support of Jobcentre Plus, is the first initiative of its kind, giving young people access to farms, factories and stores, and giving firsthand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere.
Asda store manager Karen Knowles said: “By running a Feeding Britain’s Future Work Club, we’re helping young people build their confidence and skills, whilst also showcasing the career opportunities available across Asda stores and the wider industry.”