A FOOTBALL team is kicking off a campaign to help youngsters get a job after a report revealed almost a quarter of them are not in work or education.
Doncaster Rovers Community Foundations has teamed up with education providers and employers to stage a recruitment drive at the Keepmoat Stadium on Thursday, January 12, between 1-5pm.
The initiative comes after it was revealed that around 25 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds in the borough are not currently in employment, education or training, (NEETS)
The shock figures are according to a joint report just released by the Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation charity.
Head of education for the Doncaster Rovers Community Foundation, Jenna Scully, said: “January is known as a black spot for teenagers and young adults dropping out of education or employment.
“This is the reason we have created this event - the first of its kind for us - to encourage those youngsters to stick at education to reap the benefits when they leave school or college and be better prepared for job opportunities.”
Some of Doncaster’s most renowned business leaders and educators will be exhibiting at the Rovers Education Centre, with the aim of getting 16-18-year-olds back into education, training or employment.
Among the organisations attending include The Army, Northern Racing College, Doncaster College, Hall Cross School, Connexions and Oracle Training.
Visitors will also be offered a free gift and get the chance to take join tours of the stadium.