For many young people, the progression from school to college, university, or employment is a natural one. For those who are ‘at risk’ of offending or convicted of offending , the transition is a challenge, one with many barriers that often make it feel too difficult to know the way through.
We believe that by offering young people the opportunity to develop skills and engage in meaningful employment we can see their lives change direction, moving away from crime and reducing the risk of re-offending.
Our Accompanied Work Placements do just this. We dedicate time to help prepare the young person for the workplace by catching up on essential transferable key skills, identifying their desired career choice and spending time getting to know them. Our Work Place Mentors then support the young person to apply for potential jobs by exploring local potential employers, completing application forms and preparing the young person for interviews.
Then, we go a step further. We will spend time with the young person in their new work environment; not to do the job for them, but to support the employer in helping them to make reasonable adjustments in their workplace to accommodate the needs of their new trainee.
Give your young person that chance today. Places are now available on our Accompanied Work Placements. Secure a place today!