Helping young people get into work.
How can you get a job if you’ve never had one before? This is a question facing many young people across Europe today, and one that is at the heart of our main European project – Easier Transitions.
Youth unemployment across Europe is a massive issue and research shows that young people from the UK are better prepared for the workplace than many of their European counterparts. With this in mind, we encouraged young people from the UK to reflect on their own experiences in the workplace and then share this information with their peers from Spain and Slovenia.
The main result was iGro, an app created by young people, for young people. iGro revolves around nine key employability skills which young people and youth workers can use to identify, evidence and note skills and competencies, grow in confidence, be able to show these in their CV.
The app was backed up by research conducted across a variety of employers about the skills they look for in young employees. In addition, over the project trained over 100 youth workers and 500 young people across Europe in observing, naming and measuring these outcomes to improve employability among young people in their community.
Easier Transitions was funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme, and worked in collaboration with partners across the United Kingdom, Spain, Latvia and Slovenia. Find out more.