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Freestar launch mentoring scheme to support unemployed youth

Freestar launch mentoring scheme to support unemployed youth

Author: Zeanne Ayesha | Tuesday 24th November 2020

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  • Recent research has revealed that nearly one million young people could currently be unemployed due to Covid-19, with under-25s being more likely to be furloughed than any other age group.
  • More than a third of young people claim to have abandoned their aspirations for the year ahead and believe their future goals now seem impossible to achieve.

Covid-19’s impact on young people’s career prospects has been severe with many young people being left without jobs and many losing hope on any future aspirations. If you are one of the many young people that have been affected by this, Freestar ( award-winning alcohol-free beer brand ) have partnered up next-gen marketing consultancy, The People, to launch a free mentoring hotline.

Mentees are partnered with industry experts with experience from leading brands such as Propercorn, Tesla UK, the BBC and Deloitte. Chris Watt, Director of Digital Publishing at Adidas, has also recently signed up as a mentor.

Every Friday afternoon between 3 pm-5 pm, young people will be able to book in a 30-minute one-to-one free video session with an industry expert in the field of work they’re interested in. They will be provided with industry advice, interview prep and job application tactics. The hotline has already mentored over 50 young people, with many arranging regular catch-up calls with their mentor.

If you're interested and would like to find out more here!