Microsoft work experience for young unemployed
January 20, 2011
Young unemployed people are being given a chance to gain work experience with one of the world’s best known corporations.
Microsoft is offering 16-to-25-year-olds, who are not in jobs or training, the chance to join the company for a week at its UK headquarters in Thames Valley Park, East Reading.
The company is working with Graft (Thames Valley) Ltd, a charity dedicated to helping disabled and disadvantaged young people into work, to find suitable applicants.
Twenty-five young people have already signed up for a week starting this Monday but another 25 are being given the opportunity to take part in the week commencing January 31.
Graft director Hazel Wright said: “The purpose of this work experience is to make these young people more employable but also to link it with the wonderful Microsoft products.
“They learn all about Microsoft products, Microsoft routes to market and learn in a way which will increase their confidence, their communication skills and allow them to sell themselves.”
She said the young people taking part will have a great opportunity to boost their job seeking chances.
Ms Wright said: “It’s about using Microsoft Office products to get your CV up to date and getting people moving that little bit closer towards employment. It will also look brilliant on anybody’s CV.”
Any young person interested in applying should visit www.graft.org.uk and click on ‘Microsoft Work Placements’.