International Youth Day 2016

Article posted on: 12th August 2016

The United Nations’ International Youth Day was first celebrated in 1998 and is now recognised on 12th August every year. Its purpose is to recognise the efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.

In order to achieve its aims there are 15 priority areas that are focused upon and promoted by International Youth Day; these include education, employment, environment and girls and young women.

As the planet has never been so young, with 1.8 billion young women and men, plus youth unemployment already hitting record highs and predictions that it will get worse, creating opportunities for young people to build skills and confidence is more important than ever.

At Clancy Consulting we continue to contribute year round to the areas that International Youth Day aims to promote, particularly education, employment and girls and young women.

We offer a number of apprenticeship schemes across our business and our apprentices’ benefit from one to one training with a team of experienced and respected professionals from all levels within our business. Apprentices at Clancy Consulting are provided with a development plan and we support both their professional and personal development with internal training and opportunities to continue their further education through a variety of industry recognised qualifications.

In addition, we are passionate about and proactively address the challenge of encouraging women into engineering. We work with education authorities and bodies to help spread the word on the great opportunities available to girls and women in engineering. We have been lucky enough to have a number of our staff, from apprentices to directors, both present to and mentor girls and women through promotion of the industry in schools, colleges and universities as part of our wider partnership with the WISE Campaign – an organisation dedicated to encouraging girls and women into careers that utilise science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. We are pleased to recognise that currently 23% of our workforce are female, which is more than double the national average.

For more information regarding careers and opportunities at Clancy Consulting please visit the careers section of our website.

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