Project 10



JobRoad and InBrussel are joining forces for this project to help as many NEET young people in Brussels as possible find work.

InBrussels gets to know the target group during job day simulations that take place throughout the region. The young people can then register for intensive, tailor-made individual coaching where InBrussel helps them to connect with, among other things, the labour market.

In the meantime, JobRoad is encouraging companies throughout Brussels to welcome this target group, allowing young people to go for a job interview via blind hiring (without the employer seeing their CV in advance) by participating in our matchmaking campaign. Our goal is to help young people, with the necessary intermediate steps, work towards their dream job. Because this will be the lever with which they can expand their future.

How does a matchmaking campaign work?

The matchmaking actions follow the three-phase model developed by JobRoad:

1. Kickstart – the companies

Companies that are looking for employees and declare that they are open to the target group, inform the trajectory counsellors of (ex)integrators during the kickstart meeting about the corporate culture and their relevant vacancies. These companies commit to meeting candidates from the target group, presented by JobRoad, without requiring a CV (‘blind hiring’).

2. Screening & Matching – the candidates

Candidates are registered by trajectory counsellors on the screening & matching day, organized by JobRoad. On that day, the candidates are screened for their motivation, learning ability, relevant experience, competencies and talent for basic communication. They are matched by JobRoad to participating companies and vacancies.

3. Project week – the introduction

During the project week, JobRoad accompanies the selected candidates to the participating companies. Through the exploration of the working environment, they are presented with all information about the vacancies. Later that day, the candidates meet individually with the company’s HR manager.

For candidates who are not retained after the project week, opportunities within the network of JobRoad companies (ambassador companies) will be further explored).

The personal approach via the JobRoad model transcends the barriers of language, mobility and competence(s). These aspects often make easy access to the regular labour market difficult for this target group. The project model appears to be an efficient lever to help them find a job, allowing them to fully participate in society again.

With the support of Actiris and co-financed by ESF: JobRoad is a partner of In-Brussels (promoter) in the file called ‘Jobspot’ (a file from Actiris in the context of the Call: Guidance for young people in a Neet situation) – period: 01/01/2024 – 31/ 12/2027