EmployabilityUK Welcomes Jack Parsons to the Charity as Patron

We are delighted to announce that Jack Parsons has been appointed as a Patron of EmployabilityUK.

Jack is known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer. His incredible career so far includes scooping numerous high-profile awards, including being named Young Digital Leader of the Year, Top 50 Kindest Leaders and Top 10 UK Young Entrepreneurs to Watch.

He is also the CEO of The Youth Group. This organisation is building the largest, most connected marketplace and community for young people in the world, intending to improve opportunities for young people globally.

Commenting on this new appointment, Jack said: “It’s a real privilege to be welcomed as a Patron of EmployabilityUK. I’ve been so impressed by the outstanding work that EmployabilityUK has done, working with businesses to provide hope, skills and opportunity to so many people, and playing a role in the Government’s Kickstart scheme to help young people build their showcase and start their career with capes.”

He joins the organisation following a hugely impressive appearance at EmployabilityUK’s virtual Kickstart session on Friday, 26 March 2021.

EmployabilityUK Chief Executive, Diane Vernon, commented: “From the first time I spoke to Jack, I was massively impressed by how closely our vision for the future of young people heading into employment aligned.

His tireless work in the sector has caught the eye of many, and we are delighted that he is willing to join us in our work towards the same goals.”

Jack joins Prof. Paul Cadman and Ninder Johal DL as Patrons of the organisation, which continues its work to provide opportunity, training and mentoring for young people around the country.

Keith Fraser, Chair of Trustees at EmployabilityUK, welcomed the new appointment, saying: “I am absolutely delighted that Jack Parsons has agreed to join the team as a patron for EmployabilityUK. He is a passionate and influential champion for young people. I’m really excited about seeing what we can achieve together.”