Get A Job is an employability support programme that has run for over six years. It aims to help young people aged 16-19 years old get the skills and confidence to either secure employment or move into education or training. This year’s project is funded by UBS Optimus Foundation UK. Of the 1669 young people not in education, employment or training who have completed the programme over the six years, 83% progressed into work or further study.
A key part of the success is the many links to local businesses, who support with mock interviews, work place visits and work experience. The approach taken is also important. Youth Zones tailor the support offered for each cohort in response to the individual needs of those young people on the course. This helps to truly understand and remove the barriers to employment.