The Trémery-Metz industrial facility hosts nine young people on voluntary military service

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 10:00

In late March, the logistics unit at PSA's Trémery site in France gave nine 18 25 year olds their first work experience opportunity in partnership with the Lorraine region's voluntary military service* centre. The youths were welcomed by experienced employee volunteers, who will offer them support and guidance as they take on their assigned work as forklift operators until June 2016. Once this initial adaptation period has been completed, suitable participants may be offered a temporary position at the Trémery site.

The participants are all job-seekers who either left school early or had trouble fitting into society or the workplace. Since joining the Lorraine region's voluntary military service centre in Montigny-les-Metz on 15 October 2015, they have been following a programme designed to impart civic-mindedness and professional skills.

In its initial phase, the programme uses military techniques to instil discipline and community values, with a focus on developing social skills and cohesion. It seeks to gradually teach participants to become autonomous adults as they work towards obtaining professional certification or a general aptitude certificate, their driving licence and a workplace first-aid certificate. In terms of professional training, the young people learn technical skills while putting their knowledge into practice and getting a first-hand introduction to workplace culture.

As a partner to the scheme, PSA Group is proudly putting its corporate social responsibility commitments into action by giving these young people a chance to improve their employment prospects.

* France's voluntary military service programme is an initiative by the President to foster national cohesion. It aims to give a fresh start to marginalised young people by helping them find employment, thereby easing their transition into both the workforce and society at large.

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