Hotels.com provides unique opportunity for local young people
Mon 25 November 2019, 09:58|Tottenham Hotspur
Hotels.com, Official Accommodation Partner of Tottenham Hotspur, hosted local students at their London offices recently as part of Public Health England’s Project SEARCH initiative, supported by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Volunteers from Hotels.com and Expedia Group led an employment workshop for six participants from the programme as part of the company’s wider Day of Caring campaign, which sees employees make meaningful contributions to their local communities.
Project SEARCH gives young adults with learning disabilities employment opportunities by offering them a full academic year of work placements. As part of their day in Hotels.com’s offices, the students were given tips and advice around looking for and applying for jobs, as well as one-on-one interview training.
Tim McLoughlin, Brand Partnerships Lead at Hotels.com, said: “Partnering with our local north London community is important to us. The opportunity to work with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to support Project SEARCH has been rewarding for our team and the students.”
The average employment rate for individuals aged 18–24 with a learning disability in the UK is just 7%. That figure increases to 65% for those that have been through Project SEARCH programmes.
Project SEARCH at Public Health England is delivered in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Barnet and Southgate College and Barnet Council.