Navigation path

ESF ve zprávách

First steps on the jobs ladder

21/05/2012

In Luxembourg, the Youth4Work project is helping unemployed young people take their first steps into work

“If you are trained as a bricklayer, but unsure about how to get started – the employment office just gives addresses, but Youth4Work gives advice and personalised guidance. It’s this that makes the difference,” explains Ariane Eberwein, project leader for Youth4Work in Redange in Luxembourg. The ESF co-funded project focuses on young people with few or no skills and provides them with the made-to-measure help they need to take their first steps on to the jobs ladder. Coaching and counselling for young people goes hand in hand with building close relations with local businesses to find work placements. The Canton is targeting some 140 young people and already 20 businesses are involved. “If this works well,” says Eberwein, “then it could be extended throughout Luxembourg – which is our aim!”