Employability Training


Our Aim:-

For our young adults to participate in  work experience and or volunteering to gain valuable work skills. 

'Preparing for Adulthood' government outcome:- Moving into paid employment and higher education.

  • Work skills are gained by participating work experience and or volunteering.

  • Work skills are gained by participating in our enterprise programme, which involves making gifts to sell.  Sales go towards holidays for our young adults.

  • Our young adults are researching which local companies are seeking volunteers.

  • Some are interested in participating in an internship (where appropriate). 

  • Participate in supported and unsupported (where appropriate) work experience with local employers

  • Participate in supported and unsupported (where appropriate) volunteering within local companies.  

  • Work skills—carrying out routine tasks, asking for help, gaining independence

  • Enterprise experiences

  • Access a range of vocational experiences

  • Volunteering for local groups

  • Up-cycling for profit

  • ICT & E-Safety awareness

Exploring Voluntary Jobs

Our young adults have been exploring voluntary jobs as part of our aim for them to participate in work experience / volunteering to gain valuable work skills.  

their journey began with exploring jobs which interest them and make thought showers of the skills needed to carry out that job.

next they research the internet and look at voluntary options, and email potential leads.

After this they go out into the local community asking businesses the questions needed to apply for volunteering

Our company hope is that ll our young adults will experience supported volunteering.work experience throughout the coming months on a variety of work placements within our local community.

If you are an emplyer who would like to offer us a workplacment (fully supported) please contact us or email us your details.


Advice from DfE

Updated advice on supported internships

The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated advice on supported internships called 'Supported internships: Advice for further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities'.


This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships. For more information about this advice visit the Department for Education website.

Supported internships and benefits

In addition, The Department for Education have also issued further advice on 'Supported internships and benefits' detailing benefits available whilst young people are completing their supported internship. 


Useful website - http://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/

updated guidance from Dfe - published 21/6/17

Volunteering in Stockton-on-Tees

To volunteer in Stockton-on-Tees you could try their volunteers website at http://www.stocktonvolunteers.co.uk/

Stockton-on-Tees volunteering strategy can be found here

We are based at

Ground Floor, Richard House, Sorbonne Close, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton on Tees. TS17 6DA Tel ; 07708 777 336

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