This week we are really delighted to support Feeding Ireland’s Future (FIF), a nationwide campaign to tackle youth unemployment.
500 young unemployed people across the country will visit our stores today and tomorrow during FIF’s Skills for Work Week and will be given the opportunity to gain some of the skills they need to get back into work.
During their time with us, participants will take part in sessions that upskill them on how to apply for a role in retail, how to succeed at interviews and an introduction to Tesco training.
We’ll open our doors to participants in Dundalk, Drogheda, Clarehall, Bray, Maynooth, Douglas, Wilton, Dooradoyle, Ennis, Balbriggan, Cabra, Artaine, Tallaght, Dundrum, Naas, Portlaoise, Mahon Point and Coonagh, with all training being provided by our Personnel Managers.
To highlight the great work that we’re doing for Feeding Ireland’s Future, we expect to get some good media coverage. Today we’re holding a photo-call in Clarehall to promote our support for FIF, and our colleagues Gerardine Murray & Joe Thompson from the store will feature on RTE Radio One’s Drivetime this evening talking about our activities. Conor Lynch & our colleagues from Tesco Wilton will also feature in an ECR video, and we’ll share clips of all of these activities with you soon!
FIF’s Skills for Work Week gives young people access to farms, factories and stores, along with first-hand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere, and is supported by many large scale employers in Ireland.