Professional Orientation and Social Participation

It consists of an initiative of traineeship, professional counseling and volunteering aimed at improving youth employability who are in a state of unemployment or social exclusion.

 

Objectives

  • To give professional counseling to unemployed youth and to provide access to job market.
  • To improve the youth contact network and to give them the skills to facilitate the job search.
  • To create a professional link with a mentor and to offer a wide view of their professional sector.
  • To promote youth social commitment in their localities, due to the promotion of volunteering as a tool of social participation.

Project Phases

  1. Interview. Participants must do a person-to-person interview with Helsinki España. If you are unable to do so, an online interview could be arranged. The the interview aim is to get to know the participant’s professional profile, as well as for their professional future with the purpose of finding a mentor who fits their necessities.
  2. Training day. The Project includes training sessions aimed at improving participant’s skills, professional competences and skills for their job search and self-employment. The content of the training includes aspects such as: tools for the job search; employability index optimization; personal marketing; keys to entrepreneurship; professional positioning in social networks; Eures network; how to make a good resume and cover letters; skills to improve the network of contacts and networking.
  3. Volunteerism. Participants voluntarily collaborate with a social project under the motivation of returning to their communities the time and dedication that their mentors have spent with them. The objective of this phase is to generate a feeling of social commitment in young participants and encourage participation in their communities, thus reducing their risk of social exclusion. Volunteering, in addition to being a mechanism for social participation, promotes values such as solidarity, faith in people; while, on the other hand, teamwork helps youth to regain their confidence, self-esteem and motivation, feeling socially useful.
  4. Professional guidance. The project includes individualized orientation sessions led by mentors from various professional fields who carry out job-oriented advice and support to the participants during the project. Each young participant is assigned to a specific mentor based on their profile and professional interests. The aim of this phase is that both mentors and participants generate a solid personal relationship aimed at defining and focusing the professional project of young people, expanding their networking and multiplying their job opportunities.

How To Participate?

Send your updated resume to the following e-mail address: mjaen@helsinkiespana.org

Cayetana Fernández García

Cayetana Fernández García

Helsinki Spain Mentorship Program

Graduating university is an exciting time, but it can also be frustrating because of the uncertainty of your future. This frustration has been exacerbated this 2020 with the current situation, so many of us young people have felt doubtful, tired and with little faith in the near future. However, thanks to the Helsinki Spain Mentorship Program I found not only a source of knowledge about the job market I was going to jump in, but also a huge amount of hope, inspiration and advice that has led me to get my dream internship. Ana Urgoiti has been and continues to be my mentor, together we have had numerous calls where I not only got my professional future right, but also forged a lasting friendship. Thanks to her experience, her knowledge and her valuable advice, I have been able to clarify the path I would like to take, as well as to understand how to get there. Now I have obtained an internship at the International Federation of the Red Cross in Panama, and I am quite sure that everything I have learned with Ana has helped me to get here and continue growing in this area in the future.
I certainly encourage all young people to try the Helsinki Spain Mentorship program, as it will not only help them to clear their minds about their professional future, but they will discover things about themselves that they may not have known, and above all, they will establish a very close relationship with a professional in their area of knowledge that will serve as a great inspiration and motivation to keep fighting for what they want.

Cayetana Fernández García programa de Mentorización de Helsinki España
Graduating university is an exciting time, but it can also be frustrating because of the uncertainty of your future. This frustration has been exacerbated this 2020 with the current situation, so many of us young people have felt doubtful, tired and with little faith in the near future.

However, thanks to the Helsinki Spain Mentorship Program I found not only a source of knowledge about the job market I was going to jump in, but also a huge amount of hope, inspiration and advice that has led me to get my dream internship. Ana Urgoiti has been and continues to be my mentor, together we have had numerous calls where I not only got my professional future right, but also forged a lasting friendship. Thanks to her experience, her knowledge and her valuable advice, I have been able to clarify the path I would like to take, as well as to understand how to get there. Now I have obtained an internship at the International Federation of the Red Cross in Panama, and I am quite sure that everything I have learned with Ana has helped me to get here and continue growing in this area in the future. 

I certainly encourage all young people to try the Helsinki Spain Mentorship program, as it will not only help them to clear their minds about their professional future, but they will discover things about themselves that they may not have known, and above all, they will establish a very close relationship with a professional in their area of knowledge that will serve as a great inspiration and motivation to keep fighting for what they want.

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