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Youngsters urged to shape up for the workplace

A North East training firm is tackling youth unemployment head on with the launch of a new scheme aimed at getting young people mentally and physically prepared for the workplace.

Nordic Pioneer’s one-week boot camps will give 16 to 18-year-olds in the Tees Valley the chance to get involved in various activities which will considerably boost their employability.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of a CV clinic and develop their skills in a number of areas such as communications, teamwork and health and safety.

They will also be offered the chance to apply for any vacancies within Nordic’s Urban Blitz programme, which involves litter-picking and graffiti removal in local communities.

There will also be an element of physical fitness training which is designed to help improve motivation and self-confidence among young job-seekers.

Young people who pass all three modules and achieve 100 per cent attendance on the course will receive £50 and three certificates in employability, personal social development and neighbourhood improvement.

Di Shakespeare, managing director at Nordic, said: “We are passionate about helping young people into work and hope to give them some vital tools to help them on their journey towards a career.

“We are a growing company ourselves so there may also be opportunities to fill vacancies within our own organisation, should suitable candidates emerge from the course.

“Since this is a big year for sport, we feel the fitness part of the course will not only make it more appealing and fun, but teach people about the importance of looking after their own wellbeing and the role that fitness plays in improving their job prospects.”

For more information on the courses, call Nordic Pioneer on 01325 464880 or visit

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Harvey and Hugo .

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