GB Shared, with the support of Innovate UK, 5 Northern Powerhouse Partners and hundreds of businesses have created, The Gen. The Gen, a new national youth platform, will be live (and FREE) to all, from 17th May 2021.
The site will see member businesses sharing; jobs, funding, events, awards, education & training, life skills, offers, apprenticeships, kick starts, placements, projects, internships and much more with 16-24’s. They can opt in if they can guest teach, guest speak, provide placements, take internships or set learner projects. Moreover, when they do share opportunities, their brand will benefit from national exposure!
GB Shared Founder, Lisa Edge said, “As a mum, foster carer, educator and business owner, we firmly believe many of the opportunities young adults need, already exist and sit firmly with employers. By encouraging them to, and rewarding them for sharing, we can create a resource pool and a plethora of opportunities for young adults like no other. The Gen is here to aid their life and career journeys. We simply could not sit on the side-lines, watching our children struggle, with a network this big, and this collaborative. So, we decided to do something about it and can’t wait to watch it fill up”.
The Gen will help young people by centralising and sharing opportunities for 16-24s, but it will also help to bridge the gap between education and industry, providing a bank of willing employers to work with the education sector and bring opportunities to the youth of the UK. Furthermore, it will help parents, providing a useful resource and a wealth of information and support to help guide future choices.
To find out more how your business can contribute to, or benefit from The Gen, come along to one of our drop-in sessions – you’ll find them on our events pages!