Ginger supports Grow Project

Chloe Mortimer of Ginger Recruitment has been working with the Grow project, using her professional recruitment and HR experience to provide a series of mock interviews for young people to improve their employability skills.

The interviews provided a realistic setting and the aim was to improve the understanding of the role applied for and to encourage job seekers to do company research beforehand. Good preparation improves confidence in the ability to successfully apply for work and feedback was given throughout the session.

Sharn Wightman the skills and enterprise officer at Twin Valley Homes said: “All the young people found the interviews very useful particularly when they got the feedback at the end. They all said that they felt they had learnt a lot and said that they would feel more confident going for an interview in the future. They all came out of the interviews feeling like they had really achieved something, which they had.”

Chloe commented: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day, meeting and working with the young people on the programme. Ginger Recruitment takes its social responsibility seriously and this is first of a number of activities the Ginger team are working on to give something back.”

The Grow project is a programme of activity to enable young and old alike to maximise their potential through community activity and education run by Groundwork and Twin Valley Homes, leading community regeneration providers who have worked in partnership for many years on initiatives to improve the environment and opportunities for people living in the area. An important part of this programme is increasing employability skills and improving the aspirations and quality of life for those involved and the community as a whole.