Croydon carer aims to challenge jobless youth perceptions in BBC tv show New Blood, Old Town
A Croydon carer hopes to appear on a new BBC programme challenging perceptions on youth unemployment.
Michael Castle, a full-time carer who stood in the 2010 General Election as an independent candidate, travelled to Bournemouth last week along with about 90 other young adults hoping to appear on the show, called New Blood, Old Town.
The coastal town was chosen due to its ageing population in the area, making it a prime location for a group of 18 to 27-year-olds to show how the youth of today are willing to work.
The process included being interviewed by a local employer which, in Michael’s case, was a butcher.
Speaking about the interview, he said: "I have no experience with being a butcher but I stated I am far from work shy, I do what I'm paid to do and don't mind early mornings. It’s all about getting into a routine.
"He was quite happy and we spoke about having banter and young people needing to be given a chance."
Mr Castle will find out later this week whether he has been picked to take part in the two month project due to be shown next year.
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