Can a company help young people think big?

O2 is a telecommunication services provider with over 25 million subscribers, making it one of the largest mobile network operators in the United Kingdom. O2 created a social action partnership ‘Go Think Big’ to revolutionise work skills and experience as a route to a brighter future for thousands of young people throughout the country.

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The big picture

Go Think Big is an online hub that’s packed with useful careers advice, inspirational stories, message boards, and even training days and work experience placements, too. It was created to revolutionise career skills and experience, providing a framework of support for thousands of young people throughout the country. O2 even offers funding to help bring ideas to life, using tech for social good and encouraging innovation.

Tools for success

O2’s Go Think Big is a one-stop-shop to help young people get a foot on the career ladder. Their online hub is filled with useful tools to help young people identify their talents and passions, develop new skills and kick start their dream career. Users can also be connected to industry experts, from entrepreneurs and tech wizards, who are there to provide invaluable hints and tips.  

Impacting the future

Think Big’s direct grassroots investment in new ideas changes lives forever; growing confidence, building resilience skills and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit to create leaders of the future. To date, Go Think Big has funded and supported over 7,500 young people’s big ideas and for every pound spent, they return £3.81 in social benefit.

“This story shows how O2 supports Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, specifically Target 8.6: “By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.”

About O2

Headquartered in Slough, O2 is a telecommunication services provider with over 25 million subscribers, making it one of the largest mobile network operators in the United Kingdom.

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