Here at Achieve More Scotland we are delighted that we can work with young people that use our services to enter long-term employment and gain the skills to achieve in life. In 2016 we received support from the STV Appeal to begin a 2 year journey of employability; since then we have been working with our young people to enter employment, further education and positive destinations across the city.
The aim of our employability programme is to work with young people who do not have access to employability opportunities through school, college or their social circles. Sadly their social and economic status creates barriers for them to achieve. By working with them, we know they have just as much chance as any other young people to become the next leaders, managers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
We are bold and holistic, but we could not have a successful programme if it was not for what we ask of local employers, businesses and enterprises to think how they could support the next generation. Working in collaborative, supportive and change making partnerships, we could not improve the lives of Scotland’s young people living in deprived communities.
Our employability programme involves two phases:
Firstly, with support of our community coaches we identify young people who are looking for employment or work experience. From here, our employability officer does an employability assessment with them involving a CV session, job search and skills matrix.
Secondly, from here, we identify opportunities by working with local and national partners, such as local businesses, Modern Apprenticeship partners and Glasgow Guarantee. By connecting with these providers we build relationships and trust meaning our young people have access to innovate opportunities.
If you have a young person who may benefit from our employability programme please get in touch with us on 0141 558 4300.
For more information on our employability programme or to discuss starting a partnership with Achieve More Scotland, contact Carla Fyfe, Head of Business Development on 0141 558 4300 or [email protected]