Supporting the Young Women's Trust
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Venn Group — No comments
We have the pleasure of attending the Young Women’s Trust Awards tonight. The charity supports and represents women aged between the ages of 16-30, who are struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales. It is estimated that over one million young women face a lifetime of financial, social and emotional disadvantage, and the Young Women’s Trust aim to improve this in three ways:
- Creating change through influencing and campaigning
- Supporting individual young women directly
- Ensuring young women have a voice through participation and advocacy
This is a fantastic cause which we are honoured to be supporting, and we are also thrilled to announce our involvement in their ‘Work It Out’ feedback programme.
Many of us will remember writing our first CVs and job applications. It can be a very daunting task, and while there are many online resources to help along the way they are not as valuable as individual and tailored support. Unfortunately, not everyone has someone they can turn to for this help, which is where Work It Out steps in. The service fills this gap, providing young women with access to advice from those with experience recruiting staff. Our consultants review CVs and covering letters day in, day out on behalf of our clients, so are well equipped to encourage these women in their job search through constructive and accessible feedback.
Work It Out makes a real difference to the charity’s service users. 89% of the young women felt more confident after using the programme, with 83% feeling they had a better insight as to what employers were looking for in a CV or Covering Letter. Our consultants cannot wait to get started and look forward to improving the prospects of women seeking employment opportunities. The members of our management team attending the awards tonight have nominated themselves to lead the programme across the country and ensure it is a success.
If you are a young woman interested in using the service, please visit the Young Women’s Trust website.