Business takes on all of work-placement candidates

Charity Movement to Work (MtW) has announced that one of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood, has taken on all the young people to whom it offered work-placement opportunities in the last 12 months.

Dawnfresh Seafoods, is a supplier to Marks & Spencer – a retailer with a policy that encourages employers in its supply chain to offer work placements to young people facing challenges getting into the workplace.

Employing 650 people across its sites the company has offered all its placements apprenticeships, including young people who had been homeless, suffered addiction issues and have learning difficulties.

MtW is a collaboration of UK employers committed to tackling youth unemployment through the provision of high-quality work experience and other work opportunities. 80,000 work placements have been made possible by employers, charities and Government working together through MtW.

MtW works with charity partners that specialise in addressing particular issues, which includes long-term unemployment, homelessness, mental health and young offenders. These charities help to provide a pipeline of young people who will benefit from a work placement. MtW’s employer members include Accenture, BAE Systems, Barclays, BT, BUPA, Centrica, the Department for Work and Pensions, Diageo, HSBC, IBM, Marks and Spencer, Marriott International, NHS, Tesco, Unilever and Wates.

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