Articles from Jack Parsons

What skills do young people really need?

Today, young people worldwide are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the workforce, let alone thrive within it. Currently, global youth unemployment stands at a shocking 75 million, and that number is still increasing. Over the last 20 years, with the modernisation of the world and workforce alike, soft skills — the competencies, behaviours, and personal qualities that enable people to work with others, achieve their goals, and navigate their environment with confidence — have become more important than ever.

Understanding tomorrow’s talent

Whilst both a degree and an apprenticeship can offer great opportunities, millennials are faced with a tough decision. Do they go straight into full-time work? Apply for (often unpaid) internships to scrape together some work experience? Do they study for a degree without the guarantee of a job? Or take a low-paid apprenticeship route instead? Phew!

My Manifesto for education: Scrap the current curriculum & bring in the industry innovators

The Department for Education is the most important Department. Without the ability to read, write and perform at least simple maths, the country would fail and I’m worried that our education department is running into the ground. Schools have failed to cater to modern demands and this has to be addressed. This blog proposes my ‘manifesto’ of how schools should be run and actions that must be taken to ensure the success of our future workforce.

Is industry failing its future workforce?

I’ve got an idea. What if industries began to realise that their future workforce depended on their support of young people? What if they played a more active role in education to support the transition into THEIR business?

The Youth Group, EYC Global and Digital Notion announce the “Digital Notion Academy”

Youth-first enterprise The Youth Group (@TheYouthGroupUK), talent development firm EYC Global and software company Digital Notion have partnered to produce “Digital Notion Academy,” an innovative online training programme for young people seeking training in the digital sector. 

Jack Parsons Listed In Top 15 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch

Founder & CEO of The Youth Group (@TheYouthGroupHQ) @JacksonRParsons has been listed in Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ 15 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch 2021, in partnership with Starling Bank.

Big Youth Group launches to address underemployment for students.

Young entrepreneur and social influencer Jack Parsons who was himself twice a ‘Neet’ and ex-Havas Media Group boss, Paul Frampton have teamed up to launch the Big Youth Group - a group of companies that are all focused on improving the odds for young people. The Group will focus on helping educate businesses (both big and small) and change their attitudes to give young people improved pathways for the new world of employment. The Group has been meeting big businesses for the past few weeks and already confirmed partnerships with Accenture, Sage & Google. 

The Youth Group & The Kickstart Scheme

Why @JacksonRParsons and @TheYouthGroupHQ became involved in the Kickstart scheme In September 2020 the Government announced the launch of the Kickstart scheme, a £2 billion employment programme intended to create thousands of new jobs for young people. The scheme is funded by the government, allowing businesses across the country to provide employment opportunities to young people. The scheme offers six month work placements sponsored by the government, but the goal of the scheme is not just to support jobs for six months, but to create sustainable jobs that will remain viable after the period of government funding ends.

Jackson Parsons, Maya Jama, Spencer Owen and Chlecee Grimes join BT Work Ready Live event to help young job seekers

Providing opportunities for young people with The Youth Group

@JacksonRParsons and  @TheYouthGroupHQ -  World Youth Skills Day (15th July) comes as youth unemployment is soaring due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, the two industries hardest hit by the pandemic – accommodation & food services and arts, entertainment & recreation - have the highest proportion of young workers. According to the TUC young workers (those aged 25 and under) are three times more likely than workers over 25 to be employed in an industry at higher risk of unemployment.[1]

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