33-year-old Tim wants to help young people find jobs: "On their terms"
33-year-old Tim Omorogieva has worked with young people for many years and is also the founder of the youth festival, Youngstival. Along with Sara Salman and Wikan Personal, he has now started the company Rider by Wikan Personal.
A company that aims to give young people a path into working life.
– We want to help young people find work that suits them and to proceed primarily from young people’s needs. We then provide an opportunity for them to experience different types of industries, says Tim Omorogieva, CEO at Rider. He continues:
– We want young people to be able to build careers on their own terms.
Rider’s work includes going to secondary schools and talking to young people about their future ambitions.
Rider helps young people find a part-time job when they show an interest in a particular career path.
Wikan Personal chose to get involved in the new company, in part for the social aspect, in part for the idea of helping young people find their place in the labour market.
– We have sponsored the Youngstival before, so we knew that Wikan and Tim work well together. Rider's idea of helping young people gain more experience in working life will be positive for Wikan in the long run as well. This way we will have more competent staff in the future, says Dan Samuelsson, CEO of Wikan Personal.
Although the company's ambition is to help young people, Tim Omorogieva believes that Rider will be able to help other companies as well.
– It is a win-win situation. The young people have an opportunity to experience professions they are interested in and earn some money while doing it. The companies get in young people that are interested and competent, which might otherwise be difficult to find, says Tim Omorogieva.
– Companies are crying out for skills; we help them find it, says Sara Salman, co-owner of Rider.
The company has chosen to focus on young people and companies in Kristianstad and the surrounding area and has no major plans to expand further at the moment.
– We are focusing on Kristianstad; this is the area we know and care about, says Tim Omorogieva.
– That is our advice at Wikan as well. There are only advantages to working locally if you are good and do a good job, says Dan Samuelsson.
Trying to help young people find work is nothing new. However, Rider believes they are unique in helping young people take a step into a future career.
– There are organisations in Sweden that help young people find work, but it's not the same. Rider by Wikan Personal is focused on finding a future industry. They offer part-time work outside of your studies, with a focus on your future, says Dan Samuelsson.
Rider by Wikan Personal has now been up and running for about a month. It was important for the company to launch its operations in the spring.
– If we can find part-time jobs straight away for young people who are interested, it may lead to them taking more responsibility and getting the chance to develop in a company or to further studies within the industry, says Sara Salman.