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By Tristan Harris Tuesday 15 April 2014 Updated: 17/04 16:55
THE CHIEF executive of Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) is calling on other companies to promote opportunities for NEETs - young people who are not in employment, education or training.
Mike Brown was speaking after 77 applications were received from NEETs for a recent post advertised at the trust.
He said: "Over the last year, we’ve deliberately looked for NEETs to fill new vacancies within our organisation, with two young people already employed in customer services and IT.
"But when we had so many applications for a newly advertised post, it is clear there’s a wider problem.”
Mr Brown said he now wanted other business leaders who were part of the Bromsgrove Strategic Partnership Group to see how they could help.
“Most people who’ve had a successful career have been given a lucky break or two along the way, and sometimes you just need someone to gamble on you.
"Our organisation has a strong track record of developing talent, but we’re not unique.
"There are businesses across Bromsgrove who will make a massive difference to young people’s lives, just by giving them a chance.”
Anyone wanting to get in touch with Mr Brown regarding helping NEETs can call him on 01527 557557.
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