THE MILLION JOBS CAMPAIGN
We stand up for one million young unemployed adults.
Launched by LOTTIE DEXTER in January 2013, the Million Jobs Campaign is committed to representing young unemployed adults . We make their case in the media and push politicians – from all parties – to help them.
The Million Jobs campaign is fuelled by the passions and talents of our youth. Young adults have shaped every aspect of the campaign, for example TALENTED YOUNG DESIGN GRADUATES created the “busy bee” logo and aspiring young writers showcase their talents on our BLOG SPOT.
Running into the 2015 general election we want ALL POLITICAL PARTIES committed to helping one million young unemployed.
We want them signed up to the MILLION JOBS MANIFESTO. This is a list of 5 policies that we believe will help young people across the country find work. We want them to:
1) Scrap National Insurance for unemployed under 25s
Unlike current schemes this is easy to understand, would save the Exchequer millions and shows that government is on the side of the young unemployed.
2) Make sure school pupils know all about apprenticeships
This cost-free policy would help engineer a change in attitudes towards important training schemes.
3) Review the Equalities Act 2010
Employers should feel able to give honest feedback and actively recruit school leavers, without being worried about harsh discrimination laws.
4) Encourage more companies to take on a young person
All organisations the government works with should be “Youth Friendly”; they might offer work experience placements, give talks in schools or take on a young apprentice.
5) Help everyone to find a mentor
Schools should encourage alumni to mentor current students into employment, especially recent school leavers who have moved into jobs.
If you back the Million Jobs Manifesto and want to help us crack youth unemployment then please sign up to the campaign. We will keep in touch with campaign updates and let you know how you can help us crack youth unemployment.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
We have hosted a ROUNDTABLE in Number 10 Downing Street and regularly speak up in the media.
Our Director, Lottie Dexter, often writes for national NEWSPAPERS, appears on TV and the RADIO. But it’s always better when you can speak for yourself and those young people who are unemployed can best explain how hard it is to get a job. We link them up with the media as much as possible.