Employer gives the Christmas gift that keeps on giving – Opportunity

Nearly 40 young people now have retail trade experience thanks to a six month partnership between retailer Muswell Hill Sue Ryder and employment services provider Sarina Russo Job Access.

Manager of Muswell Hill Sue Ryder, in London, Marzana Reeves said through work placements we've built the confidence of 40 young people and encouraged them to think about a career in retail.

"We at Sue Ryder never give up on people and through Sarina Russo Job Access' Community Taskforce programme we've done our best to give these young people an opportunity, develop their skills and make them job ready.

"As Christmas approaches I really believe opportunity is the gift that keeps on giving which can change a young person's life and give them hope for the future.

For Christmas our Sarina Russo Job Access volunteers did a fabulous job in dressing our Christmas window and we are looking forward to mentoring many more young people with Sarina Russo Job Access in 2011," Ms Reeves said.

Sarina Russo Job Access salutes Marzana and Sue Ryder for sharing the challenge in securing the future of our youth.