Camden Young Talent Guarantee: new commitment launched to boost employment opportunities for young people
Camden Council has launched a brand-new commitment to ensure that our young people can access jobs, apprenticeships, and training opportunities in the borough.
The ‘Camden Young Talent Guarantee’ aims to make employment opportunities and support more visible and accessible to local young people and their families, as well as encourage local employers and businesses to recruit locally and invest in the future workforce.
Through the scheme, 500 local young people a year will be supported into training, an apprenticeship or job while getting access to one to one, long term career support with a trusted advisor.
Young people will also be able to get access to mental health and wellbeing support, benefits, housing, and financial advice.
The Council is also calling for local employers to back the Camden Young Talent Guarantee by working together to recruit locally and create more apprenticeship and work experience opportunities for young people.
We are incredibly excited to be launching the Camden Young Talent Guarantee – a local offer which will help more young people in Camden access good job and training opportunities regardless of background or identity. As a borough, we’ve always had a strong history of supporting young people and helping to create the best possible opportunities for them to thrive in the future, and through this scheme we hope to reach even more of our young people.
Camden is home to a wealth of opportunities for young people, with sector-leading public services, a rich community of youth activities, and exciting global and local employers. However, we know that it can be difficult for young people to access good careers advice and work. We hope through the Camden Young Talent Guarantee that we can connect more young people to local employment and training programmes, while also calling on Camden businesses to support this commitment by creating more opportunities for young people and investing in our future workforce.
As part of the programme, there will also be more opportunities for local young people to take part in an employer-led Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) experience whilst at school and be offered work experience through their post 16 education setting.
Employment support for young people will be delivered within the Good Work Camden programme which engages directly with businesses, encouraging them to promote vacancies and to design recruitment and employment processes to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.
To find out more about the Camden Young Talent Guarantee, please visit: camdenrise.co.uk/young-talent-guarantee.