Global law firm White & Case LLP is proud to partner with Nestlé, a long standing client, in its new employment programme 'Alliance for YOUth'.
Launched today in Lisbon, Portugal, 'Alliance for YOUth' supports the European Commission's 'European Alliance for Apprenticeships' and will mobilise companies that are determined to play a positive role in getting the young people of Europe into work.
"White & Case is honoured to partner with Nestlé in the 'Alliance for YOUth' programme, and to be Nestle's sole legal partner participating in the Alliance," said White & Case partner Jacquelyn MacLennan, who is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. "White & Case is committed to supporting initiatives where young people in Europe gain access to skills and work experience that will benefit them for a lifetime. We commend Nestle for establishing the Youth Employment Initiative and the ‘Alliance for YOUth' programme, which will change the lives of thousands of young people across Europe and make an important contribution to society as a whole."
White & Case partner Campbell Steedman said: "We welcome Nestlé's initiative to create 20,000 jobs for under 30s across Europe, and the Firm is delighted to be supporting this programme and its extension to Nestle's business partners through the 'Alliance for YOUth'.
"We believe it is important, as an employer, to develop the skills of young people and support them in gaining the tools they need to succeed and build their careers."
More than 150 companies from across Europe have joined the programme, which is the first pan-European, business-driven movement pledging to improve the chances for young people in a challenging job market.
About the 'Alliance for YOUth' pledge
The 'Alliance for YOUth' is an alliance of leading companies in Europe who recognise that youth unemployment is a major social and economic issue throughout Europe and are committed to helping to solve it. The 'Alliance for YOUth' pledges to:
1. Be an active member of the European Commission's 'European Alliance for Apprenticeships' – promoting apprenticeships and training and being active ambassadors for this approach across Europe.
2. Develop a number of joint initiatives to give young people meaningful work experience and internships.
3. Mobilise employees to go out into the community and help young people get ‘Ready for Work’ by offering CV preparation and interview advice.
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