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Posted On: 6th Jun 2013

Fixers Come Up Trumps

Kate's top trump card
The team (left to right): Jason Pook, Kate Rogers, Charlotte Boakes, Tyler Tumbarella
Kate walking through her town of Liskeard

A group of Fixers from Cornwall have completed work on their unique 'top trump' campaign to raise the profile of young jobseekers by concisely showing employers what skills they possess.

 

The campaign, led by Fixer Kate Rogers (19), shows employers the stand-out qualities of a young person beyond what is written in their CV.

 

The Fixers have all experienced unemployment over the past year, and are concerned that employers in their area are not hiring young people because they see their lack of experience as a risk to their business.

 

Through the top trumps campaign, the group hope employers in their area and beyond can quickly grasp exactly what young jobseekers are capable of achieving.

 

Though Kate is now working as a bar tender, she was unemployed for over a year after leaving college. She thinks the top trumps cards could have real benefits for young people in their area.

 

'I hope this campaign will simplify the recruitment process for employers and young people. It's catchy, colourful, and can quickly give an idea of who the young person is and what they can do,' explains Kate.

 

'Being rejected by employers is a really tough process to go through, and so many young people are facing this reality every day.

 

'With these cards, we are showing that there is a face to a name and that young people have so much to offer beyond the black and white ink on their CV.'

 

You can see some examples of the 'top trump' cards below.

 

 

The basic design of the top trump cards

 

 

Kate's top trump card

 

 

Tyler's top trump card

Charlotte's top trump card

 

 

Author: Ashley Scrace

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