Expotel has been recognised by Stockport Metropolitan
Borough Council for its support of young people in the workplace.
The travel management company, which has an office in Stockport, has carried out a number of initiatives to
help prepare students for life after education. These have included attendance
at careers fairs, helping with mock interviews at a local high school,
encouraging apprenticeships, accepting young people on work experience and involvement
in the 14-19 years employer engagement group.
In recognition of this work, Expotel was awarded a silver
award at the Young Stars Awards Event organised recently by Stockport Council.
Jane Wheeler, head of HR at Expotel, said: “There has never
been a more crucial time for companies to be supporting young people getting
into work. With UK
unemployment among people aged 16 to 24 jumping to over a million recently,
businesses have to do something.
“Expotel is in a position to give these young people the
experience they so desperately need to get on the career ladder. Many of our
staff volunteered to be involved, which demonstrates the value they see in
Pictured: Jane Wheeler accepts the award