The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den winners help young people get into work

August 15, 2011 by  

Young people across Coventry and Warwickshire are being given business advice by entrepreneurs from The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den.

Levi Roots, who launched his business on the TV show Dragons’ Den, and Michelle Dewberry, who won a series of The Apprentice, have been spending time with local 18 to 24 year-olds in a bid to make them more aware of what to expect from the world of work.

This incentive, headed up by Jobcentre Plus, is a bid to help prepare young people for an increasingly difficult jobs market. Michelle and Levi will give advice on a range of subjects, from how to create the perfect CV, to giving them presentation and interview tips.

The pair will also cover off the subject of starting your own business. Finding the correct suppliers for things like printing business cards and promotional materials when starting a business is one of the key elements to success, especially at the beginning when finances may be quite constrained.

People starting their own business should be aware of everything from the finance and tax implications right through to ensuring the correct finishing touches are added to the little things like business card printing.

Coventry had over 2,000 people in the 18 to 24 age bracket claiming Jobseeker’s allowance in 2010 and Jobcentre plus is hoping that this new initiative will inspire young people to get back into work.

A Facebook page is being used to publicise the event and people can sign up to a 7 day job challenge as part of this.