Young person’s enterprise scheme gets £20,000 boost

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A scheme that is working to help young people realise their working potential has been given £20,000 to kickstart a new project.

The Crack On Foundation, based in Thetford, has been given the funding by Jobcentre Plus to launch its first enterprise scheme for 16 to 25-year-olds across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The scheme will see regular workshops held to teach young unemployed people vital job searching skills such as writing application letters, CV building and interview techniques.

Founder Mark Byford said the foundation wants to give hope to young people who have become disillusioned with the idea of getting a job.

“A career is something you take through your life with you but a job is just a pay day until next Friday.

“We need to teach young people to look for a career and take pride in their work,” he said.

For more, see Friday’s Bury Free Press.