In France, the ESF is supporting a project to ease young people into working life
Helping young people who have just left school to develop professional careers is the mission of the Étincelle (‘Spark’) network in Béthune, France. Led by Linda Monnier, the project offers three weeks of training to help young jobseekers understand how companies work. Subsequently, they develop their own proposals for their ambitions and entrepreneurial ideas – such as working in a restaurant, or with animals.
The latest group of participants has just received certificates from the town hall highlighting their achievements and is now awaiting a further two weeks of company internships to add to the experience they can offer potential employers.