YOUNG people ready and willing to work are being promoted to employers through a special YouTube video.
Stafford and Rural Homes has produced the video as an innovative way of helping young people on its youth programme into employment.
In April the housing association took on six people, aged between 19 and 22 who were struggling to find work.
Their six-month contracts within the trade staff team came through the youth contract scheme organised in partnership with the Shaw Trust.
The YouTube video showcases their successes and experiences, promoting them as ready and looking for work should any employment opportunities be available.
“Our work with the Shaw Trust through the youth programme is about giving these young people much more than temporary employment for six months, said Steve Tolley, HR manager for SARH.
“We hope we have also equipped them with the skills and experience they need to gain long-term employment and that’s what we want to get across in this video.”
The video will be sent to stakeholders, partners and contractors as part of an email newsletter on the success of the youth contract project at SARH.
Chris Harnett, 22, from Stafford, had been unemployed for 12 months after finishing his studies at Stafford College.
He said he had gained confidence and a better understanding of customer needs during his time with SARH, and had developed his practical knowledge in different trades
John Roberts, 19, from Brewood, previously worked in retail for a year and was unemployed for eight months before securing the opportunity.
He said: “Working with SARH has given me a good start to a career path and I have been able to gain certificates along the way as well as valuable skills.”
The video can also be viewed below.