Education & Work
We want to improve young people’s performance in the education system, their employment competency and leadership skills.
Preparing young people for education and work has never been more important than in this current economic climate. That is why we provide opportunities for young people to gain skills and qualifications to improve their education and career prospects.
We look for opportunities to improve young people’s transferable skills throughout our generic and specialised work, a great example of this would be our speaking and listening skills projects. We also welcome many young people on their work experience placements and this is often a route into our young leaders programme.
In addition to this the following aspects of our work enable us to work intensively to prepare young people for education and work.
The mentoring relationships we build with young people help us to get to the root of the issues they face and allow us to support them through the various transitions in their lives. This might include helping them in their journey to find education or work.
Our young leaders programme gives young people an opportunity to influence programmes on behalf of their peers, and build their skills and experience for their future careers.
Through our apprenticeship programme, young people work towards various qualifications including NVQ 2 and 3 in Youth Work and various coaching awards. Apprentices are a vital part of our team and take on responsibilities in the running of clubs and face-to-face work with young people.
NEET Young People
We help NEET (not in employment, education or training) young people, aged 16-24, with CV writing and interview training, as well as taking them on trips to job fairs and other career enhancing events such as ‘Toastmasters’ public speaking evenings.