During the week of the 11th November 2019, DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian along with other DYW groups, organisations and partners took part in the #ajobforeverybody campaign.
This campaign aimed to profile young people who face additional barriers (such as disability or gender) and are either in employment or have participated in work experience. We believe it is important to demonstrate to young people, their families; teachers and employers what is possible and to promote equality in recruitment.
Anna Pentony is a 17 year old pupil from The Royal High School, Edinburgh. Anna has Spinabifida and Hydrocephalus she doesn’t let this be a barrier to her success and currently volunteers at Davidson Mains Primary School.
Michael, a pupil at Pilrig Park School visited a Robertson Construction site and stated;
“We went to visit a Robertson Construction building site and the workers were brilliant. It was really interesting finding out what they did. We had to put on the hard hat, the steel toe capped boots and the hi vis vest. I looked like a real builder. I think I would like to work in the construction business when I leave school”
Anna and Michael are an inspiration to all young people they prove that there is #AJobForEverybody. We need employers to support young people across our region to break down barriers and to look past these barriers when recruiting. It is important that we ensure equality of opportunities for all young people, please do get in touch to be involved.
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