Kent Ambassadors Help Young Adults Prepare for the World of Work

Kent Ambassadors visited CXK on Wednesday 18 June and provided mentoring and guidance to support to groups of unemployed young people to build the skills they need to effectively find work.

The Kent Ambassadors are a group of successful and experienced Kent business people who donate their time and expertise to supporting the Kent community, and promoting the county. The young people benefitting from the visit, all from the Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and Dartford areas, are currently taking part in CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team programme; a 12 week training and development programme open to anyone aged from 16-25 and not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The participating young people benefitted from a jam-packed day of support from ten of the Kent Ambassadors, who coached the young people on their body language and presentation skills; delivered sessions on interview skills and conducted mock interview sessions; and even turned the tables, with the Kent Ambassadors allowing the young people to interview them.

Frazer Thompson, Kent Ambassador and CEO of English Wines Group, said: “Our visit to CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team programme today has been an eye-opener for all of us. The course really makes a difference and the students we saw had not only learned a lot but were clearly on the path to success.”

Pauline Smith, CEO at CXK, said. “We’re thrilled to welcome Kent Ambassadors to CXK and to work in partnership with them in developing the skills and work-readiness of local young people. It was a really insightful and inspiring day for everyone involved, and the young people have come away with a whole host of new skills and experiences that will benefit them when job searching.”

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