24th Oct, 2016

Call for more to back youngsters

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED Evesham businesses has urged others to follow its lead and give the town’s young people a way into the world of work.

Staff at Plan B Computers on Port Street have dug deep to back the next generation of employees by employing two hard-working teenagers.

One of the success stories is Tom Sankey who swapped school for scanners and screens when he walked into the shop last year.

Director Deborah Rolls told the Observer: “Tom walked in off the street and asked for an apprentice job with us, we gave him a chance and he has gone from strength to strength.”

The part time engineer has been trained by the caring team at the store and Deborah said he was doing really well.

And Deborah and her husband and business partner Eddie have also been working with the Department of Employment to give an unemployed young person some work experience.

Anthony Jordan has been with the store for six weeks and Deborah said he had worked really hard to fit in with the team and learn new skills.

“I will have no hesitation in giving him a great reference and I am sure he would be a great addition to any team, he is always on time and willing to learn.” she said.

“I would urge other small businesses like ours to participate in the scheme to get Evesham’s young people into work and learning the routines and responsibilities that come along with that.

“Our liaison, Jenny, has been really helpful in getting us the right candidate for our business, and we are continuing to work with them to provide another placement to help another young person.

“I feel the whole team has got something out of this experience.” she added.

Visit www.gov.uk for more information about the Department of Employment scheme.