Practical skills to enter the job market

22/07/2017 – Fight for Peace’s Na Ativa employability programme aims to develop young people’s skills and confidence so as to better equip them for the job market and help them excel in their careers. A key focus of the course is to prepare young people to be accomplished in job interviews and selection processes where insecurity and low confidence can be a major obstacle to success.

Upon completion of the Na Ativa programme, participants are referred to job vacancies at one of a network of course partners. One such partner, Sony, recently opened a selection process in their marketing department for two dedicated and proactive apprentices. These positions were both filled by Na Ativa graduates.

Eighteen year old Dariane, who recently completed Module One of the programme, was one of the Fight for Peace members who was successful in the Sony selection process. “On the Na Ativa course, we work a lot on getting to know ourselves and increasing our self-confidence. I was really insecure before, I didn’t believe that I was capable of getting through the interview process and, through the course, I was able to change the way I thought. The true test of this was when I passed the Sony interview. I am still in the process of working out what my profession will be in the future and I am going to do my best to grow and be better and better. Sony is an excellent company and I am extremely happy to have got the job.”

Fight for Peace is due to continue to increase the number of partners involved in the Na Ativa programme so as to further open up the job options for those graduating. The course has already supported young Fight for Peace members to develop professionally and find work in a wide range of areas and the next course is due to begin registering new participants in August of this year.