Young people to boost employment prospects with new app

Catch 22 has launched a new social action app, Plan.Do, which enables users to organise community and environmental projects in a fun and engaging way to boost their CVs and employment prospects.

Many young people find it difficult to get a job due to lack of work experience. This app will help them build skills in teamwork, organisation, and communication to show employers their potential.

Chris Wright, Chief Executive, Catch22 said: “So many young people are denied employment opportunities because they lack work experience, the right connections or the confidence to articulate their skills. Plan.Do puts young people in the driving seat. It empowers them to create change in their community and demonstrate their skills to employers. We want to hear from organisations delivering employability or social action programmes to take up the unique opportunity the Early Adopter Programme presents.”

Annika Small of Nominet Trust, which funded the app, said: “We’re proud to support a project that utilises digital technology to help young people plan and deliver their own social action projects – building skills that can be demonstrated to potential employers. The Plan.Do app not only recognises that young people are often actively involved in their local communities, but helps develop vital employability skills, which is fantastic.”