UnLtd and Talent Rise call on industry to hire entry-level youth

Industry social purpose group UnLtd and recruitment firm Talent Rise have launched a program to help give young unemployed people an opportunity to enter the media, marketing and creative industries.

The program is seeking employers in the sector with relevant entry-level opportunities to take on young people who have been through Talent Rise’s work ready program.

Roger Antochi, general manager of Talent Rise: “Employers should not dismiss the qualities and skills that these young people can bring to an organisation.”

Chris Freel, CEO of UnLtd, said about the launch: “We are so excited to be partnering with Talent Rise to help young people from diverse backgrounds into employment in our industry. Not only is it a hugely rewarding experience to be able to change the lives of these young people but also to add much-needed diversity to our industry.”

Talent Rise, the social purpose arm of recruitment firm Talent International, offers education and job-ready programs to marginalised young people, working closely with potential employers to source job opportunities.

It works with the candidates to get them work ready, coach them through the interview process and provide continuous support for both the employee and employer.

Roger Antochi, general manager of Talent Rise commented: “It’s not easy to get a job if you don’t even have an ID, a safe place to live or if you have a criminal record attached to your name. But employers should not dismiss the qualities and skills that these young people can bring to an organisation. Being homeless makes you very resilient and a great problem-solver.

“Spending time in juvenile justice teaches you how to get on with different personalities, making the office politics seem like a breeze. The creativity and unique viewpoints these young people can offer can be a valuable asset to any organisation.”

UnLtd is calling all employers with entry-level opportunities to get in touch with Amy Bagatella or visit the UnLtd site.


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