LinkedIn joins our ‘Get into Work’ mentoring initiative


7th August 2021

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Get into Work’ was launched by Connectr and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) in March 2021, to actively support young jobseekers into employment, as one of the hardest hit groups by the implications of Covid. The mentoring initiative is supporting unemployed young people across the UK into work and has recently expanded to also support those looking to start up a business, following the announcement of Sage joining as founding partner.

‘Get into Work’ is delivered through Connectr’s digital mentoring platform and supports our future workforce through an incredibly challenging climate as we look to ‘Build Back Better’.  The initiative provides partner organisations the opportunity to actively support those most in need through mentoring.

We are delighted to announce LinkedIn have joined ‘Get into Work’ as another partner in the initiative to make a real difference to those who need it most. LinkedIn will provide both mentoring support and employability content to jobseekers on Connectr’s digital platform, launching them into their future career.

LinkedIn joins existing partners such as Accenture UK, KPMG LLP UK, Grant Thornton LLP UK, Skanska, Clyde & Co, Cisco UK&I and City of Bradford Council who are playing an active role in delivering the advice, tools and skills needed to expand the employment prospects of people of all backgrounds.

“We are delighted to partner with Connectr to equip young jobseekers with the skills and networks to help them into work. It’s been an incredibly challenging jobs market over the past year and young people have been disproportionately impacted. Connectr is an innovative platform which will enable LinkedIn’s team to offer support and advice to young people, looking for work across the country. We are excited to get started!” – Jessica White, Head of Social Impact, EMEA & LatAm, LinkedIn

“I am thrilled to see the impact our new partnership with LinkedIn will bring in changing the lives of diverse jobseekers across the UK. Through providing the vital mentoring and employability support they need to springboard into their future career, this is key to ‘Building Back Better’ and ensuring no one is left behind.” – William Akerman, Founder & Managing Director, Connectr

If you want to find out more about ‘Get into Work’ and how your can organisation get involved, let us know here.