Employment, Careers, Skills and Training
We provide a friendly, effective and targeted route into work…
With extensive 1:1 advice, helping nearly 300 young people so far, we have connected young people to every industry that they’re interested in. YES also work with local schools, providing individual extra-curricular provision to students.
Our Employment, Careers, Skills and Training service has smashed targets on a DWP contract in finding employment for many of our customers – not to mention helping the local community.
Examples of our employment provision
A brand new professionally written CV and guidance on how to edit.
Vocational/careers/employment advisors available to talk.
Assistance with job applications.
Clear direction and honest career advice to help young people pursue the jobs they desire.
Access to vacancies not yet advertised, through our own employer engagement and knowledge of our young people’s needs.
Access to work experience and training opportunities.
Assistance and advice for enrolment on courses or training.
The option for young people to volunteer or assist with other programmes operated by YES, to build skills, confidence, fill a gap in a CV or gain a new professional reference.
We provide 3 core workshops. Applications, Interviews and Employer Psychology. We also offer a short 1 hour workshop in handling nerves and anxiety for small groups.
Our workshops have always been rated highly by those in attendance.
We also offer work experience to young people interested in working within the charity sector, football, business, and several other industries.
Supporting Enterprise for Youth
This project aims to give young people the necessary skills and knowledge to help them set up or develop their own business.
The business support program encompasses four main components:
A) Assess the viability of each business idea
B) Business Development Awareness Raising
C) Business: the “Know How” Training sessions
D) One-to one support
Our “Introduction to Business” workshops also help young people to decide whether starting their own business is the right decision for them.
Employment Services Case Study
Lucy had recently graduated in law and had been struggling to find work since leaving a previous job to care for a sick relative. She had sent off dozens of applications but was not getting interviews. She had lost confidence in her writing, which was important as Lucy harboured ambitions of applying for the Legal Practice Course.
YES provided her with extensive support. Lucy received not one but two job offers – one, from the Department of Work and Pensions and the other with the Department for Education which she accepted. She also successfully applied for the legal practice course!
The service provided was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t ask for anything better – YES’s help and advice was simply the best. I would recommend this service to anyone out there who needs help getting back on their feet.