Essex Euro MP Alex Mayer clapped shut a film clapper board and she welcomes a £1000 European grant to help a local vlogger with his plan to spread careers advice.
Ms Mayer met Simon Collyer, the founder of WorkTV, which plays mini-videos about varied roles. Job hunters can get a taste of what it is like to be a medic in the army, a customer services assistant at ASDA or even what a career in the watersports industry entails.
WorkTV also shows videos about how to improve your employability skills.
Thanks to the Euro cash Mr Collyer has now invested in professional lighting to make locally created videos that really stand out.
Mr Collyer explained to the Euro MP how careers advice has been cut back since the Government-funded careers services came to an end in 2012. While new legislation required schools to seek “independent and impartial careers guidance”, no additional funding was allocated for this. The entrepreneur hopes to fill a gap in the market.
Ms Mayer said: “Best of luck to Mr Collyer in his endeavors to spread the work about different careers paths and local vacancies.”