Local IT firm helps fund pioneering scheme for young people

By Anita Jaynes on 14 July, 2014

Swindon-based IT firm, Thirdline is now an official sponsor of a pioneering scheme to help young people prepare for the world of work and improve the pool of talented labour.

Backed by the town’s employers and coordinated by Back on Track Teens, the courses will help the young delegates get a better understanding of their strengths and interests steering them towards careers they will enjoy and excel in.

The scheme is coordinated by author and young people trainer, TeeJay Dowe.

The two-day course will take place at The Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon town centre on  Thursday 17 and  Friday 18 July . The Brunel are also a sponsor, and have kindly given up their large boardroom for the course to take place.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thirdline, Jack Peploe, 27, has been running his IT, cloud and communications company for over 10 years.

“Being young myself, I understand some of the struggles young people have when it comes to finding work”, he said. “I’m a big believer in helping ambitious teenagers get their foot on the career ladder. We have a number of young talented staff at Thirdline who excel in what they do.

“We are very proud to be sponsoring such a worthwhile cause that helps develop young people.”

Sponsorship from Thirdline and The Brunel Shopping Centre has made the Work Ready course completely free and open to 18 to 23-year-olds living in the Swindon area.

Inner Flame, Jackie Kerr Recruitment and Threshold Housing Link have enrolled a number of young people for the Work Ready course.

Find out more on the Back on Track Teens website at www.backontrackteens.com

Pictured above: TeeJay Dowe of Back On Track Teens.