Work readiness programmes

The impact of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis on young people has compounded their challenges, with the most disadvantaged at risk of becoming long-term unemployed.

Our work readiness programmes enable young people to access exciting development activities that widen the experiences they can access whilst also developing the skills and resilience they need to move them closer to employment.

Our programmes are designed to equip young people with the key skills and emotional capabilities they need to become independent and thriving adults.

Through a blended offer of co-designed group activities and one-to-one support from our team, we support young people to access new opportunities. These often unearth new interests, develop work-ready skills and build positive relationships.

Our work readiness activities include the following:

  • Life Skills Activities: cooking, budgeting, money management, travel training, healthy lifestyles – all skills young people need to live independently.
  • Wellbeing Support: one-to-one and group activities, including mental health support, teambuilding, entrepreneurial skills, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts.
  • Employability support: one-to-one and group activities, including CV workshops, job searching, support with applications, interview techniques, and access to world of work visits and placements via our partners.
Through engaging in our provision, young people can develop the confidence, resilience and aspirations they need to overcome personal barriers and achieve their full potential.

We know many young people struggling to find employment can’t move beyond their situations without these key capabilities, which are a springboard to accessing new opportunities.

GMYN provides positive role models that young people can regularly check in with and ask for help. We encourage young people to get involved in activities that will help them to engage with their wider community. This in turn improves their physical and mental health, helps develop new skills and supports them to become more independent.

“GMYN’s support has been amazing, not just to help me get work but also to get employers to listen to us and make changes. More of this has to happen!”

Young person on our Building Connections Programme
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