Over 400 jobs have been made available for young people aged 16-24 by the social impact mission, I Am Moore (IAM).
Set up by Liverpool-based Jayne Moore Media in February 2021, IAM aims to get young adults from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond into paid employment, and up-skill and support them in securing long-term employment within a range of sectors.
To date, IAM has sourced 408 vacancies across the North West, Birmingham and London and is well on target for its plan to create 500 roles within the first year of its launch. By the end of this week (w/c July, 12), 100 of those roles will have been filled.
With exam results days looming next month, IAM is urging young people who want to enter the world of work to grab the opportunity with both hands. Some of the vacancies include a digital marketing assistant, assistant architectural designer, finance assistant and trainee lab technician.
Alfie Kearns, 23, was on Universal Credit when he heard about IAM on local radio. He immediately got in touch with the team, quickly securing himself a job with IAM helping young people like him get into work.
Speaking about this life-changing moment, Alfie said:
“2021 did not have the start of dreams, I was unemployed, unmotivated and unheard. Then, one afternoon I was in the kitchen with my nan when I heard Lynn Lock from I Am Moore on the radio, talking about opportunities, social justice and personal development.
“It was like colour poured into my world, there were vacancies out there for talented, young people of our city region who had too long been shut out.
“After making contact with Lynn, she offered me an amazing opportunity to work with her and help other people like me as part of the I Am Moore team.”
Lynn Lock, chief executive at I Am Moore, shared her delight at the success of the scheme so far:
“It’s been a joy that so many companies in Liverpool have embraced the I Am Moore kickstarter enterprise and recognised the value of welcoming these enthusiastic young people into their teams.
“There is so much untapped talent waiting to find the right role, who have until now not had a lot of luck finding employment due to Covid.
“However, I Am Moore is the perfect opportunity to resolve this and the generosity and understanding of well renowned businesses in our city will give them an untold amount of confidence and faith in their futures.”
IAM will be hosting a series of career events and pop ups across the Liverpool City Region in the coming months to try and match young people with dream jobs. The next event will be held at Liverpool Town Hall, on Wednesday, July 28th from 10am – 4pm. For details on how to attend, please contact your work coach.
For more information about I Am Moore and the job vacancies available, visit the https://www.iammoore.org/, social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, or Lynn Lock on email@example.com