Giving young people the opportunity to fulfil their career ambitions.
Find out more about each of our programmes below.
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A 12-month programme giving young people the opportunity to gain paid work experience and take part in interactive employability skills workshops during the school holidays. They are also offered the opportunity to network with both employers and other young people, as well as having access to their own supportive mentor to help guide them into the first stage of a career or higher education. Students can only take part if they have been recently eligible for free school meals, a college bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
A six-month programme aimed at students who want to go straight into work, rather than further education, at the end of year 13 (or Fifth Year in Scotland). Participants receive two weeks of paid employability skills training, interactive workshops such as recruitment bootcamps, and work experience, followed by six months of guidance from a job coach to directly support them into a role. Young people can take part if they have been recently eligible for free school meals, a college bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
A programme specifically co-designed with and for care-experienced young people, currently in full or part-time education and aged 16-20. The programme offers up to two years of support including paid skills training, multiple work experience placements, financial support through a personal development grant, and access to a business mentor and a progression coach.
This programme supports young people aged 16-19 who have a business idea but are unsure of the steps required to turn their idea into a reality. Kicking off with a one-day interactive workshop, participants will have an opportunity to request a business coach who will provide guidance and support for young people over a 6-month period to set up their own business.
Those who aspire to set up a social enterprise will also be invited to apply for a start up grant from EY Foundation to help launch their business idea.
If you are interested in applying for one of our programmes, click here.
We also work closely with schools, colleges and other education providers - you can find out more about this work here.