Transitions into Employment

The Transition into Employment programme seeks to engage the hardest to reach young people in a comprehensive package of personal support and vocational training focusing on both the pre and post 16 age groups. The project will focus on those 16-19 who have already become disaffected / disengaged from either education or employment, through a comprehensive NEET’s programme.

These programmes will also include support for young people in the mapping of their next steps through transitional support as they leave school to enter appropriate educational programmes, or employment in line with their needs.

The purpose of the project is to provide intensive support to young people aged 16-19 that have been identified as vulnerable or “hardest to reach”. The individuals will benefit from a comprehensive personal assessment process that leads into a range of personal development activities and progress into a more structured programme of vocational learning which also includes essential skills (basic skills) and wider key skills. Social skill development is fundamental to the programme, as confidence and their capacity to learn is increased young people will develop job focused skills and both social and soft skills to enable a transition into a work or further learning environment.

Employability skills will be increased in a variety of areas such as Construction, Outdoor Learning, Environmental, Hairdressing, Arts & Media, First Aid training, Manual Handling and Food Hygiene. There is a focus on literacy and numeracy development as the levels of basic skills ranges from pre entry to level 1. Young people will participant in Work Preparation activities which include CV writing, applying for jobs and job search plus financial literacy workshops. Additionally young people will complete pre-employment training which will prepare them for interview and improve interview techniques followed by a weeks work experience.

As young people develop these skills they will have the opportunity to secure work placement.

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