Young Chamber Membership Launched

Young Chamber

Bridging the gap between education and work

Many young people are denied meaningful interactions with the world of work, and many employers are frustrated by the lack of skills and experience they are looking for. Our research shows many businesses think more can be done to better prepare young people for the workplace. Key areas that need addressing are improving ‘soft skills’ such as communication, team working and resilience, as well as better careers advice and engagement with business in schools.

The British Chambers of Commerce and Chamber Network believe it is a shared responsibility between business, education and government to address this. The 52 Accredited Chambers of Commerce in the UK are committed to increasing collaboration between the business community and education providers, to improve young people’s transition to work, which is why we have created Young Chamber.

What is Young Chamber?

It is a new membership scheme for schools, colleges and universities. Its purpose is to help bridge the gap between businesses and the education sector and  provides a range of different ways in which we can help the education sector tap into the knowledge, skills and experience that local businesses can provide to students to help them succeed in the world of work.

As part of Young Chamber membership, you will typically benefit from:

  • Careers networking events
  • Strategic links with local businesses
  • Talks from local employers
  • Work inspiration experiences
  • Workshops on ‘work readiness’
  • Access to local business intelligence

Call 01444 259259 to find out more information

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