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Bristol Social Enterprise’s Youth Ambassadors To Bring Together Professional Communities

A Bristol-based social enterprise is brining together the city’s youth and professional communities.

Babbasa helps disadvantaged young people from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds into work, education and business.

It’s youth ambassadors are hosting ‘Aim High Careers Fair’, an interactive careers event for 16-30-year-olds from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds and Bristol’s employers.

Babbasa’s Challenge Programme supports young people aged 16-25 who are from underrepresented communities, through a six-month practical programme of mentoring and soft-skills courses. Each year the participants collaborate to organise a youth-focused event; with this year’s cohort creating the Aim High Careers Fair.

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Over 20 businesses across sectors such as technology, arts, professional services and the education and public sectors, plus the city’s employers will have the opportunity to connect.

Since its founding in 2013, the organisation has helped support over 4,000 people across the city of Bristol, spanning over 60 cultural groups, providing mentoring, skills training and recruitment support to advance their professional ambitions through its network of over 500 cross-industry organisations.

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Kushal Khatiwada from the Challenge Programme said: “We aspire to bring together a diverse group of young individuals at our careers event, the result of our team’s dedicated efforts. It’s crucial for businesses to understand that not every young person has a clear career path in mind. Attendees will include those seeking information, those eager for practical experience, and those ready for full-time employment.

“At our event, participants will have the chance to learn and gain valuable insights into their career pathways. Employees will connect with a diverse group of young talent, while young attendees will discover and realise the career pathways they want to pursue, whether it’s entrepreneurship, internships, or full-time roles. Join us and find that job you have been searching for!”

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