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A new edition of FSG´s Learning by Doing programme just kicked off [editar]

In the sixth edition, we will reach more young people in more cities thanks to the financial support of the ESF Youth Employment Operational Programme (POEJ) and La Caixa Foundation. The objective is to train 620 young people under 30 who are beneficiaries of the youth guarantee scheme.

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A new edition of FSG´s Learning by Doing programme just kicked off

Last January 15 a new edition of this initiative was launched in Murcia and will be rolled out to 30 other cities in the coming months.


A group of 20 young people and their tutor will begin an intense learning process that will conclude after six months. During this time, the participants will gain valuable personal and professional skills, learn the techniques and procedures of the retail sector and perform the duties of different positions in frontline companies such as Decahtlon. After this experience, they will be qualified to take on a variety of jobs in any company of the sector.  

Since the beginning of this programme in 2013, more than 1,800 young people have taken part in it, 570 have managed to find a job and 517 have decided to return to school.

The key of the success of Learning By Doing is the combination of theoretical and practical training in a normal working situation, and a training itinerary that allows participants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to do different jobs within the same sector.

Over a six-month period, participants will receive quality theoretical and practical training at the workplace, this will allow participants to learn a trade while working" says Arantza Fernández, director of the Employment Department at Fundación Secretariado Gitano. "It is important to highlight that these young people will follow a comprehensive training programme during which they will learn to carry out the tasks of more than one position within the company. The aim is to train versatile employees, capable of taking on different positions within a company"

This training model would not be possible without the active involvement of the companies who actively participate in the selection process and in the design and delivery of the training programme. So far, 48 frontline companies such as Leroy Merlin, Ikea, NH Hotels or Carrefour have collaborated in 97 training initiatives.  These experiences have been developed in 38 different cities in 14 different Spanish Regions.