Shhh Dating There's no need for awkward small-talk at these unconventional silent speed-dating events. In the first you can mime, squeak and gesticulate but in the second there's total silence; only staring into each other's eyes is allowed.At the end you'll get to mingle and bring out the excellent conversational skills you've been bottling up all evening. Just look at your friends: what a wonderfully diverse group of liberal, cool, opinionated, engaged, open-minded, creative, talented, attractive people! These quirky dating events will help you overcome those initial awkward encounters by providing both alcoholic lubrication and an easy opening gambit. The problem with dating in London isn't that there aren't lots of beautiful people out there, it's that we're incapable of talking to each other without some common ground, or a belly full of booze.Hoping to meet someone special soon but not sure how?That's where our Match singles events in London come in handy.The Get Hired event aims to bridge the gap between businesses looking for a low cost, time efficient recruitment, and young people who are ready to move into work, but struggling to access opportunities.The youth unemployment rate for London is the second highest in the country at 16.3 per cent, second only to the North East.
When all the guests have arrived the host will explain how the evening will unfold and you will be provided with a scorecard, name badge and pen.The national youth charity is joining forces with the mayor of London’s office to host an event to support young people into work and to tackle youth unemployment.On Wednesday 9 August, City Hall will host a match-making event for young people looking for work and businesses looking for motivated new recruits.150 young people who have taken part in The Prince’s Trust programmes have registered to take part in a day of interviews and networking with up to 30 businesses.Please note: The event information above has been added by the organiser.Whilst we try to ensure all details are up-to-date we do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information shown.Rajesh Agrawal, deputy mayor for business, said: “London is a global business centre and the mayor and I are determined to do more to ensure that young Londoners are able to access new jobs and achieve their potential.“Innovative events such as this help businesses to tap into the local talent pool, as well as giving young people the opportunity to demonstrate their enthusiasm as they take their first steps along their chosen career paths.”Sandy Begbie, chief people officer at Standard Life, said: “We have been working with The Prince’s Trust to run Get Hired events in order to bridge the gap between young people and local businesses.