More than 70 young people from across Derry recently participated in Youth Action N.I.’s ‘Get Set to Go’ event and engaged with local employers from Seagate, St. Columb’s Park House and Strike Martial Arts Academy.
The young people from local organisations took part in two interactive workshops focusing on interview skills and demonstrating skills to employers.
During the sessions they got the chance to meet with local employers, hear directly what their expectations for employees are and get tips for finding employment.
One of the young people commented, “I have applied for so many jobs and never heard any word back. I feel more confident now to apply for jobs and know what to do at an interview.”
Another said, “I really enjoyed these workshops and it was nice to hear first hand from people who hire staff.”
Brian Durnin from Seagate said:
“I really enjoyed the experience; it felt so good to be helping. The groups fully engaged and were keen to get insights and viewpoints. The young people valued the session which was a great reward in itself for me.”
Youth Action N.I.’s Connor Mc Gilloway highlighted the purpose of the event.
“This event gives young people a unique opportunity to get support from local employers and gain information which will increase their skills in finding employment.”
This event was supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Community Support Fund.