Opportunities

Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded (FREE) E-Learning and Mentoring Programme for young people aged 16 – 24 with Employment Education Training Group

As part of the qualification, they will be running regular Zoom meetings with learners to discuss important topics such as Mental Health, Money Management, CV Advice, Interview Techniques and self-branding. They have qualified level 6 and 4 CIAG advisors who are trained to give Careers advice.

The courses currently available are: –

  • Level 2 Mental Health
  • Level 2 Introduction into Adult Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Social Media and Digital Marketing for Work
  • Level 2 Introduction to Business Admin
  • Level 2 Team Leading
  • Level 2 Introduction to Retail
  • Level 1 E- Responsibility
  • Level 2 Work skills
  • Level 2 Customer Service
  • Revision for English and Maths along with Video Lessons.

Please complete this referral form if you would like to refer a young person or email Hello@eetgroup.co.uk for more information

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective is a charity and social enterprise that gets disadvantaged young people into permanent, life-changing work and to gain work experience in a high-end retail store and use this training to move into sustainable employment.

They are currently looking for referrals to their Back Your Future programme as they have the capacity to work with higher amounts of young people due to the majority of their referral partners being furloughed or having reduced referral numbers. They are offering services to any young people 16-30 in London primarily in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark, Bromley, Greenwich, and Croydon and would like to speak to any other charities/providers who would like to refer a young person to them.

They have pivoted to delivering an exciting online programme since the onset of Covid-19, that combines a mix of employability training, bespoke mentoring sessions, regular wellbeing workshops and the future option of quality work experience to address barriers unemployed young people face in gaining employment. They know that many young people will be suffering from social isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown, so they have built a timetable of interventions that promotes a mixture of group learning via video conferencing and individual support.

You can find out more about what they do and how they do it by watching this video and contacting them on the details below

Email: shabina@circlecollective.org / Matthew@circlecollective.org

Phone: 07749 069540 / 078891936969

Be Educated and Fit for Life

Be Educated and Fit for Life

BEFit4Life is a project to support young people aged 16-21 who are most at risk of exclusion or at risk of getting involved in violence and criminal activity in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Southwark and Barking.

The project will provide each participant with an intensive 6-month support package to help them make positive choices, improve their lives and avoid crime through a unique combination of personalised business and self-employment guidance; advice and opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and an introduction to healthy lifestyles through innovative fitness, motivational and personal development programmes.

This project is being delivered by Business Launchpad in partnership with Generation Success and Policy Centre for African Peoples.

To register, please email ‘BEFIT4LIFE’ to info@businesslaunchpad.org.uk

Youth Engagement toolkit

Youth Engagement toolkit

A new youth engagement toolkit, Voice.Opportunity.Power, has launched. It aims to improve how professionals – designers, developers, councils and youth and sports organisations –meaningfully engage young people in planning, development and regeneration. Created by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, the TCPA, Sport England and ZCD Architects, the toolkit is a free resource with practical guidance on how to involve young people (aged 11-18) in the way that places are built and managed. It seeks to place them on an equal footing alongside other stakeholders in the process and responds directly to the Government’s call in the new planning White Paper for greater youth engagement.

NYA – Geophysics in a Box – Would you like a box?

NYA – Geophysics in a Box – Would you like a box?

The ‘Geophysics in a Box’ aims to inspire young people in science through interactive activities (which you’ll find in the box along with items that support delivery). You can find out more about the National Youth Agency and partners’ delivery of these sessions on their website.

NYA has created an application form for teachers, youth workers, and practitioners who would like to receive a box.

What impact do they hope the boxes will produce?

  • engage those who aren’t really that into Science or STEM with interactive activities throughout to get people moving around and seeing a different side to science.
  • build confidence in young people to choose science as a subject that they’d like to pursue.
  • increase local partnerships through sharing of the box resource (if possible) with other departments within the school and potentially other schools or youth groups in the area.

The box includes;

  • Lego seismometer – for you to set up at your school and to use in sessions to show p and s waves (adapter included so that you can connect this to a computer or tablet in school).
  • Blow up Globe – to show the Earth and to talk about what Geophysics is, understand plate tectonics, look at the parts of the Globe that have the most earthquake activity.
  • 1x big metal slinky and 9x colour smaller slinkies – to be able to show how p and s waves travel and which one is faster.
  • Collection of Golf balls and cards – for use of creating vibrations to show up on the lego seisometer
  • Laminated pictures – to help you deliver the session without PowerPoint presentation if needed or to pass around to participants.
  • (Android Tablet – in youth group boxes as we believe schools will have these available or another form of device that can function with the app to measure vibrations)
  • Session Plan and Evaluation Forms – to help you deliver the session. There will be links included to access online videos to help you deliver the session.

If you’re interested in gaining a ‘Geophysics in a Box’, please fill in this Typeform – this will allow NYA to gain the information we need to contact you, understand who you would be delivering the resources to and how to get the box to you.

NYA asks for impact data to be sent back to them to add to their evaluation results for the funder.

Once you receive your box, you have the opportunity to have a digital training session on any activities that you do not understand or would like to adapt in the session plan. NYA also has online videos on their YouTube channel to support you in delivering activities.

Together Wellbeing Pathway (TWP) Peer Support Volunteer

Together Wellbeing Pathway (TWP) Peer Support Volunteer

As a Peer Support Volunteer, you will act as a role model using your own lived experience of mental health distress and the criminal justice system i.e. having been arrested, cautioned, fined, or imprisoned, to inspire hope and support others in their own journey of recovery. You will work with service users to help them develop a belief in their own abilities to deal with various situations; the confidence to have control over their own motivation, behaviour, and social environment; and the ability to achieve their goals in life.

You will support the individual throughout the pathway, with a focus on life beyond service engagement, supporting meaningful activities, and social inclusion.

Although we expect our volunteers to provide support remotely through the phones we provide, we do ask that you are based in London. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Any volunteers with a probation officer will need to sign an authorisation form as well as have any license conditions the volunteer has disclosed to us.