The Game-changing App Developing Student Employability

Although you may be enjoying the bliss of the summer holidays now, in a few weeks it will be time to prepare for the start or return to university. The thought may fill some with glee and others with horror, especially when thinking about the prospect of money. Costs of living continue to rise, but … Continue reading The Game-changing App Developing Student Employability

Discussing Careers at the Young People Insight Forum

Careers was the topic of discussion at Project B on April 19th,  after the topic of March's forum changed from careers to knife crime. This change probably worked out for the better, as on Tuesday we were joined by two representatives from Croydon Council.  Roopa Doshi and Melad Ali, their Team Apprentice, work to ensure that young people, … Continue reading Discussing Careers at the Young People Insight Forum

Discussing Employment at the Young People Insight Forum

"I hear working, just working... Employment means work," said Darnell, during this month's Young People Insight forum. Employment was the discussion point for February, following the feedback received at the first forum last month.  It was about us delving deeper into the barriers young people face when seeking employment and thinking about the possible ways … Continue reading Discussing Employment at the Young People Insight Forum

Hosting the First Young People Insight Forum

On Tuesday 19th January, I hosted the first Young People Insight forum in Project B.  I came together with a group of young people who were willing to use their voices and speak out on what mattered to them. As it was the initial meeting, my main focus was on discovering what issues were most … Continue reading Hosting the First Young People Insight Forum

Being unemployed makes young people feel useless

Annoyed.  Frustrated.  Tired.  Stressed.  Confused.  Depressed.  And most of all, useless.  These are terms some young people have used to describe their feelings of being unemployed.  One young person added, "There isn't much you can do without a constant income", while another went further to say, "It felt like I couldn't do anything". In this … Continue reading Being unemployed makes young people feel useless