Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, is backing the charity Barnardo’s efforts to get young people into work. Barnardo’s campaign aims to help disadvantaged young people brighten their futures by helping them get into work and high-quality training.
Issues young people may face include high entry requirements and employers’ preference for giving work to people with previous experience, resulting in difficulties for young people in finding employment.
Tom attended a parliamentary reception recently hosted by Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE, Vice President of Barnardo’s. The event was held to encourage politicians to prioritise disadvantaged young people for job creation and training programmes, including making high-quality vocational training more accessible.
“Every young person should be given the chance to succeed in a career. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of Barnardo’s plans to help disadvantaged young people help themselves, by making it easier for them to get training and take their first steps towards long and successful careers. Helping these kids have better futures ultimately benefits everyone.”