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What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
I was working for the Widening Participation team in Health Education England when I was invited to a Youth Futures meeting. I couldn’t help but feel like everyone was speaking about me because of how relatable the issues were.
I wanted to join the group because of my experience with mental health. I want to break down barriers to meaningful employment for those who are struggling and created and inclusive environment across the nation.”
What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I currently work as a Clerical Officer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Though I am in employment I am looking to change my career and I aim to become a recruitment consultant.
What is most important to you in your life right now?
Discovering who I am and what I want to do with my life is something I think about everyday, however I am enjoying the process. My friends and family are always very important to me as they pull me through the tough times and keep me motivated.
What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
I want to change employers’ negative views of young people and get rid of stereotypes. I believe education is important, however I think employers should look at a person’s values and attributes as a priority.
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Introducing six members of our grants panel who are bringing their passion, experience and expertise to our grant-making decisions.
Comment on the latest labour market statistics which show that under-25s account for three fifths of the fall in employment.
Youth Futures Foundation publishes its current grants portfolio representing an investment of over £5million to improve job outcomes for young people who face disadvantage or discrimination.
Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the membership of its Future Voices Group, 13 young people who will act as ambassadors for the organisation and inform its strategy and work.
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Digital Communications co-ordinator, Rebecca Omereye, spoke to him about taking the apprenticeship route and his plans for the future.
The Spending Review is a missed opportunity to support young people into jobs and invest for the future.
Chris Goulden comments on how the rise in the number of young people staying in full-time education pushing down NEET numbers.
Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need announce the grant recipients of the £7 millon Inspiring Futures fund.
Deuvaunn Darroux joins the Youth Futures Foundation as Strategy Officer Apprentice.
Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden, reports back from the ERSA Kickstart Forum
Jason Arthur joins Youth Futures Foundation as Director of Strategy and Innovation.
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