Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service
We know things are tough right now for young people, especially recent graduates looking for graduate-level jobs. The pandemic has reduced not only the number of graduate jobs, but also the chance to make new connections. To help, UpRising, a national youth leadership and employability charity, are offering recent graduates from The University of Manchester the opportunity to secure a place on their four-week employability programme.
Applications are now open for Fastlaners, a free online into-work programme with access to one year of professional mentoring with employability support worth £2,500.
The programme is designed to support unemployed or underemployed young people kickstart their careers, and aims to help you secure meaningful employment during this challenging time.
Beginning in February 2021, Fastlaners includes:
- Three online sessions every week during the month of February, which can be attended in real time or flexibly with recorded content;
- Interactive workshops to help you develop your transferable skills and gain experience in areas like project management;
- Bespoke CV feedback and a chance to practice your interview skills;
- Support on where and how to find job opportunities;
- The opportunity to network with top business professionals, some of the biggest UK employers and likeminded people on the journey to career success;
- One-on-one personalised support from a career-focused mentor for 1 year.
There are 20 places on offer for young people aged 18-24 who have lived, worked or studied in Greater Manchester. Starting on Monday, 1 February, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can also find out more about UpRising’s Environmental Leadership Programme.