Watford resident, Briony Dobson has been offered work experience at John Lewis in Watford, starting on 11 May, 2011
Briony who is 23 and unemployed will work at John Lewis for two weeks during which she will gain an insight into Haberdashery and Fashion and gain some invaluable skills and knowledge.
She was put forward for this opportunity by Herts Young Homeless, a charity based in Hatfield because she had left school without any qualifications and spent most of her time being a carer for her mum and brother. The charity who had provided support and advice to her felt she was very deserving of the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
Herts Young Homeless is committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people aged 16 – 24 in Hertfordshire who are homeless or threatened with homelessness working with over 2,200 last year.
Glenn Middleton, chief executive of Herts Young Homeless said “With the effects of the economic downturn beginning to bite hyh knows that young people are struggling more than ever to compete in a floundering job market, and are thankful to John Lewis for taking on Briony and giving her this opportunity.”
Emma Bubsby from John Lewis Watford who has chosen Herts Young Homeless as its charity for the year said: We are delighted to offer this delightful and lovely young lady the opportunity to gain some work experience which will go a long way in preparing her for her chosen field. We look forward to welcoming her to the store”
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Notes to editor
Background – hyh is an independent charity that supports young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and our health project, HHAH, works with all ages
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