Carers Trust Employability Event: Young Carers Movin’ On Day
Carers Trust organised an employability event for young carers and young adult carers called 'Young Carers Movin’ On Day' on 15th August as part of the Young Carers Futures Programme.
Barking & Dagenham and Thurrock Carers hosted the event with carers receiving holistic and employment support.
Carers Trust teamed up with employers to deliver a day of upskilling sessions with the aim of equipping young people with the skills to move closer to employment.
As part of the day, employers delivered sessions on CVs, interviews, goal setting and drawing on young carers unique skills that make them fantastic employers.
NRS Healthcare delivered the first session of the day on employment rights. It's important for everyone but particularly unpaid carers to know their employment rights such as requesting flexible work which can be a lifeline for unpaid carers.
The Sage team gave detailed insight into CVs including the many skills young carers can include in their CV gained from their caring role as well as one-to-one advice on career paths, interviews and experiences.
The team at Quilter shared their in-depth knowledge and expertise on the job market, insight into job skills and career planning as well as organising group activities which helped to translate the young carers' skills into practice.
Thank to everyone for making it a fantastic and productive event including the unpaid carers, the carer centre and our corporate partners for delivering insightful sessions.