Cognitiv suppports Wakefield Works 2014

Wakefield Works

Getting young people engaged within the CDIT sector is crucial to the future success of our businesses. In addition to the skills agenda we want to get potential recruits really excited by what we have to offer. We can do this by opening our doors and letting young people see what great things are happening within our organisations. You can help this happen by registering for Wakefield Works 2014.


Wakefield Works is focused on supporting local, young people. Now in its third year and taking place from 2nd – 4th September, the campaign has been developed to offer those aged 16-25 ‘real life’ work experience, advice and job opportunities from local businesses.

To support the campaign and help make a difference you have two ways of getting involved:

1.    Open your door to young people during Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd September.

Here you will get the chance to meet individuals who have a genuine desire and interest in finding work placements, seeking career guidance and exploring job opportunities. Your commitment will be to offer at least one week’s vital work experience to the most appropriate candidate.

2.    Get involved in the Wakefield Works jobs event at Trinity Walk Shopping Centre on Thursday 4th September.

Co-ordinated in association with Wakefield Council, the Wakefield Works job event will bring local businesses together making it easy for prospects to meet local businesses all under one roof. Here the focus will be apprenticeships and job placements. There is no booking required for candidates - they simply turn up to meet with potential employers.

Wakefield Works offers very real and lasting benefits for both parties. Previous years have shown the real impact that this campaign can have on young people, and in some instances a week-long placement has resulted in temporary or even permanent employment.

Time is running out, so register your interest now by visiting www.wakefieldworks.co.uk, and let’s shout about Wakefield’s Creative Digital and IT businesses during Wakefield Works 2014.