A TRAINING organisation is hoping to boost the employability prospects of young people in Cumbria.

Gen2, part of the City & Guilds Group, will offer 12 week courses to unemployed people aged 19 to 24 in a bid to help boost their job prospects.

There are almost 50 places available on the programme which covers work preparation training, maths, English, digital skills, and work experience. The purpose of the traineeship is to provide learners with the opportunity to boost their academic skills whilst gaining valuable work experience in order to progress into a job or onto a full apprenticeship programme.

Gen2 are offering Business Administration and Teaching Assistant traineeships which are available at their centres in Workington, Carlisle and Ulverston.

Gen2 managing director, Amanda Towers is reminding young people that there are still 'fantastic' job opportunities locally.

She said: “As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, young people may worry that they’ll struggle to find work in a very competitive market, but it’s important to stress that there are still fantastic opportunities locally. We’re extremely proud to be offering almost 50 traineeships as they offer young people the chance to boost their CV, skills and confidence which could hopefully see them progress to an apprenticeship, job role and exciting future career.”

Gen2 have urged anyone who’s interested in the scheme to register their interest as soon as possible by emailing info@gen2.ac.uk.