THE “ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH” HAS PROVIDED WORK & TRAINING TO 115,000 YOUNG EUROPEANS
THE ROAD TO 2020: CONTINUING OUR MISSION TO BOOST YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY
Adecco Group is a founding partner of Nestlé’s Alliance for Youth, which brings together 200 private companies with the aim of tackling youth unemployment in Europe.
The Alliance overachieved its target between 2014-16, providing 115,000 opportunities for young people, including work experience, apprenticeships and training.
During a meeting held at the European Parliament on 15 November 2016 involving the European Commissioner for Employment, Marianne Thyssen, the Alliance’s partners pledged to generate a further 230,000 opportunities for young people in 2017-20, with a special focus on apprenticeship schemes.
As the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, tackling youth unemployment and boosting young people’s employability is at the core of the Adecco Group’s mission and purpose. The Group has contributed to the 2014-16 Alliance’s achievements by providing almost 13,500 jobs and work-based training opportunities for young people in Europe, and is proud to renew its commitment to achieve the 2020 targets.
Watch the November 15 webcast of the Alliance for Youth event at the European Parliament, including the participation of Gaël Salomon, Managing Director Adecco Training France, sharing the Ecole de l’Alternance best practice.
The Adecco Group will continue to centre on the supply of high quality internships and apprenticeships, as well as development of young people’s employability, through a host of global and local initiatives such as:
- Adecco Way to Work and CEO for One Month
- The IOC/IPC Athletes Career Programme
- Maintaining an active role in GAN, the Global Apprenticeships Network, a network of companies that seeks to address global skills shortages and create opportunities for young people
- Multiple work-based training solutions at local level, including, L’Ecole de l’Alternance in France, the apprenticeship contract in Italy, and the YES (Youth Employment Solutions) in Kentucky, USA, among others.