About the Working Futures Programme

Working Futures is about supporting young people, aged 16 to 29 who are not currently in employment, education or training (NEET) to take control of their own lives and move towards a better future. We can help participants to increase confidence and self-esteem, achieve qualifications, develop employability skills, improve their English and Maths, undertake work related activities and, most importantly, progress and succeed in learning or work.

How it Works

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Initial Assessment

For everyone recruited to Working Futures, we will establish their starting point and identify the help and support required on an individual basis.

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Action Planning

We will create an Individual Action Plan, based on information from Initial Assessment including specific individual goals and targets. The plan will be reviewed regularly so the participant can see progress towards their goals.

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Programme of support

Incudes:

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Employability

Focusing on the skills, attributes and confidence needed to look for and secure training, apprenticeships. Includes help with applications, CVs and interview preparation.
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Personal Development

identifying and developing individual skills and qualities to maximise potential.
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World of Work

Increasing awareness of the employment market and opportunities available, including work placements and capitalising on employers’ expertise.
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Skills Development

Equipping participants with the foundation and vocational skills to succeed.

Depending upon individual need, the programme can be either short, medium or long term.

Short Term

For those that need a short helping hand to move into work or training.

Typically for three days per week for two weeks.

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Medium Term

For those who would prefer a longer programme to boost their confidence, decide goals and priorities, gain work experience etc.

Usually for two days per week for up to twelve weeks.

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Long Term

Particularly suitable for those who want a longer programme with a high level of 1:1 support.

Flexible support as required for up to a year.

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On-going Support

Once participants have progressed into learning, work, self-employment or apprenticeships, Working Futures staff can continue to offer one to one mentoring and support for up to 3 months to help participants keep, and continue to develop in, their jobs or training.