Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has signed the Youth Friendly MP Charter to demonstrate his commitment to supporting all young people in his constituency to fulfil their potential.
Young people are nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than any other age group and the UK’s percentage rate of young people out of work remains much higher than in some other countries. Locally, according to recent ONS figures, 1,100 16-24-year olds in Warrington South were unemployed between January and December 2018.
In signing the Charter, Faisal has pledged to support five key principles of youth employment in Warrington South:
Youth Voice – listening to young people in order to understand their barriers and challenges to employment and working to help them to overcome these challenges.
Developing Young People – supporting quality learning and development opportunities for all young people in Warrington South, advocating education and training pathways that meet the needs of individuals.
Creating Opportunities – Supporting good quality youth employment in Warrington South and recognising those Youth Friendly Employers that are leading the way in offering quality early careers, work experience and employment opportunities to young people.
Recognising Young Talent – Celebrating the important role young people play in our local economy as employees, apprentices, and graduates, and their role in the local community through social action and volunteering.
Fair Employment – Helping to ensure that young people are treated fairly in the work they do.
Faisal Rashid MP said:
“As a youth friendly MP, I am absolutely committed to helping to address the barriers that many young people face in trying to find employment.
“The future of our country depends on how well we are able to equip younger generations to face the challenges ahead. Sadly, nine years of Tory Government have been nine long years of failing to invest properly in our young people.
“It is vital that our local youth groups, parents, employers and government are working together to create a place where all young people can fulfil their potential. I will be doing what I can to support this work and empower young people in Warrington South.”