Hemel Hempstead Business Amongst First to Join Campaign to Create 2012 Jobs for Young People in 2012
By redbrickers | Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 18:33
An accountants business in Hemel Hampstead has stood up and been counted as one of the first in the UK to join forces with a national training organisation which has committed to creating 2012 new jobs for young people in 2012.
Tax and Figures LLP, based in Hemel Hempstead has signed up to Aspire Achieve Advance Group Limited's (3AAA) 2012|2012 challenge. 3AAA runs the Accounting Academy Partnership (AAP) at Oaklands College in St Albans. Nineteen year old Rebecca Hart has been employed by Tax and Figures LLP as an AAP apprentice, working at the company whilst studying at Oaklands College.
Robert Insalaco, Managing Partner of Tax and Figures LLP says: "We are committed to developing the skills of our staff and are delighted to have the opportunity to take on a new employee through the apprenticeship scheme. Young people need all the help they can get in these challenging times and organisations like ours need to provide the opportunities for young people to gain real skills and make a valuable contribution to the wide economy".
Di McEvoy-Robinson, Director, 3AAA, said: "With the government's announcement that the unemployment rate in the 16-24 year-old age group is running at a record high of 22.3%, it's essential that organisations such as ours step up and take responsibility for creating new jobs for young people.
"We are combining our experience and expertise in delivering high quality Apprenticeships, with our skills in sourcing capable young people to meet the recruitment requirements of our employer partners. We are creating completely new jobs that give young people a real future and employers a competent new member of their workforce equipped with up-to-date skills for the job.
"This is also our call to employers across the UK to help us realise our commitment of creating 2012 jobs in 2012 to make a real difference to the lives of young people all over the country."
AAP academies aim to provide the next generation of Accounting Technicians to feed the demand for young and dynamic qualified professionals through the delivery of the highly regarded Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.
3AAA's 2012|2012 pledge kicks off with a series of employer events in St Albans designed to get local businesses to commit to creating new jobs for local school leavers. 3AAA's campaign will run throughout 2012. Each region will be in competition to create the highest number of new jobs, with the top achieving region to be recognised at an awards celebration at the end of the year.
3AAA works in partnership with local colleges across the UK to deliver local solutions for young people, employers and adults learning in the workplace. NITP academies are located in Walsall, Tamworth, Bedford, Letchworth, St Albans, Enfield, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Birmingham.