Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

Gist, a UK supply chain company, has announced it will join the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign to help tackle youth unemployment.

Feeding Britain’s Future is run by research charity IGD and, this year, will focus on getting young people into the food and grocery industries. The charity has declared September the Skills for Work Month, which Gist will take part in.

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive, IGD, said “The UK food and grocery industry employs 3.6 million people, making us Britain’s biggest private sector employer. With that scale comes responsibility and we have a vital role to play in tackling youth unemployment.”

Participants will have CV and interview sessions with Gist employees to help them develop their employability skills and improve their chances of getting a job, the company reported.

Martin Gwynn, chief executive at Gist, said: “Gist is proud to have been involved in Feeding Britain’s Future since it started in 2012. In previous years we offered participants interviews for seasonal work and some secured jobs during our Christmas peak period.

“We are delighted to be taking part again this year as it is a great opportunity for young people to gain employability skills and see the opportunities available within the logistics industry.

Together with our apprenticeship, industrial placement and graduate schemes, we hope to provide a range of opportunities for young people to see the excellent career choices available in the logistics industry.”

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