New Youth Employment Scheme launched

15 September 2017

A new scheme aimed at improving working conditions for young people was launched today in Shrewsbury.

The Youth Employment Standards scheme (YES) will provide information to young people about their rights and help employers to gain a better understanding of their obligations to young workers. Employers who show good practices will be recognised for doing the right thing and will receive a window sticker with the scheme's logo. There are already many businesses pledging support including Pour House and Ginger & Co.

The new scheme came out of research done by a local sixth former who uncovered some poor practice in Shrewsbury, such as young people being forced to work long unpaid trial shifts.

The scheme was launched by Julian Dean at the Pour House in Frankwell, Shrewsbury. Julian is a Shropshire County Councillor and Shrewsbury Town Councillor for the Porthill Ward which includes the Porthill, Frankwell and Kingsland areas of Shrewsbury.

Any business interested in joining the scheme should email: julian.dean@shropshire.gov.uk or phone 07939 121607.