Big Society, Society

– Microsoft announces 150 work placement

Microsoft has made a pitch to join the government’s ‘big society’ agenda by announcing the creation of 150 new work placements which are designed to provide young people who are unemployed with valuable work experience skills.

Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Matt Lambert, told that:
“Work experience has a big impact on employability. This ‘One Week to Change a Lifetime’ programme is us trying to give a lead. It’s a great chance for business at very little cost, to change the prospects for young people”.

Microsoft is encouraging other businesses to follow its lead and all three main political parties have shown support for the programme.

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