3 March 2015
By David O’Sullivan
Musgrave Group today offered career development sessions for unemployed young people from Cork as part of Feeding Ireland’s Future ‘Skills for Work Week’, an initiative run by the Department of Social Protection with Intreo, ECR Ireland and Irish food and grocery sector industry partners. Over 1,200 young people nationwide participated in ‘Skills for Work Week’ during 2nd to 6th March, with almost 30% of participants attending a Musgrave workshop at 21 Musgrave sites nationwide.
Events took place at Musgrave Headquarters in Ballycurreen and Tramore Road, Cork today with each training session being facilitated by the Musgrave HR Team. Participants covered topics such as how to manage their social media reputation; preparing their CVs; how to draft cover letters and applications; interview role plays and ‘Day in the life’ presentations. Participants were also taken on site tours to give them an overview of what a career in the food and grocery industry entails. SuperValu retailers from Bandon and Glanmire will also be offering workshops this week and through this demonstrating their commitment to their local communities.
Commenting on the initiative, Adrian Grey, Musgrave Group HR Director, said: “As the largest private sector employer in Ireland, we want to give young unemployed people an insight into the range of careers available in the Irish food industry, with a particular focus on our retail and wholesale businesses. This is a fantastic initiative for participants to help them develop vital skills in terms of interview and CV preparation. It also lets them experience first-hand what a day in the life of someone working in the food industry is like. We hope to inspire young people taking part in the initiative to pursue a career in the food sector, helping to boost one of the most important industries for the Irish economy.”
More information about Feeding Ireland’s Future is available at http://www.ecrireland.ie/