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Our Engage programme has been set up to help young adults aged 19-25 who have been unemployed for at least 6 months, providing that extra boost towards securing themselves a job, volunteer work or a place in further education.

The programme runs for two days per week, for six weeks where young people will gain vital skills to help them in their future. Throughout the programme the young people will gain skills and build confidence, building up key soft skills which often cause a barrier to employment. The group will also take on small community projects outside of the classroom where they will apply the skills they have learnt.

If you are looking to gain skills and confidence and receive support with your next steps to a positive future then get in contact today!

Good news!

We are currently running adapted 1 to 1 Engage programmes, virtually and over the phone to help young people find work during the pandemic.

Gain confidence with this short, intensive course and get the support you need to make your job search a success! It’s packed full of great advice that will help now, and into the future.

This is a great option for young people who might not be getting the response they wanted from their search for a job or don’t know where to start. It’s also perfect for those that have been made redundant or are uncertain about the future as a result of Covid-19. There are only 45 places available, so be quick to register your interest!

Here’s a summary of what you can expect:

  • Short, intensive sessions to find employment and/or training opportunities
  • Personalised 1-2-1 careers coaching
  • Help with creating or improving your CV
  • Stand out from the crowd with valuable interview techniques
  • Increase your confidence and overcome anxiety
  • Assesses to a range of apprenticeships and volunteering
  • Free and tailored to your needs

Funded by Suffolk County Council

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Any resident of Suffolk, who has been unemployed for at least 6 months and on 31st August 2019 was aged 19 to 25 years old, can apply to participate in this programme.

The course runs 2 days a week (Wednesday and Thursday), for 6 weeks.

  • Day 1 (Wednesday) – Classroom-based workshops where students learn about key skills linked to a theme for that week.
  • Day 2 (Thursday) – Will consist of a practical experience to reinforce learning gained during the previous day.

The 6 weeks include various activities where young adults will gain essential skills and experiences to help them move into work, training or further education.

Here is an example of how the 6 weeks may look:

Week 1: Introductions & working with others

Wednesday: Introduction, icebreakers, team building and target/goal setting

Thursday: Team building – use of activity centre to build on confidence and self esteem

Week 2: Understanding the World of Work

Wednesday: Finding vacancies and applying.

Thursday: Practical

Week 3: Responsibilities in the Community

Wednesday: Why work? Why pay tax? Volunteering.

Thursday: Practical

Week 4: Responsibilities to Self

Thursday: Cooking with healthy ingredients

Week 5: First Impressions

Wednesday: Making positive First impressions, interview skills training & preparation

Thursday: Practical

Week 6: Presenting Self to Others

Wednesday: Mock/actual interviews and prepare for presentation

Thursday: Final presentation and celebration even

We currently only run the course at Inspire Suffolk, Ipswich.

Wednesday’s will be based at Inspire Suffolk and the Thursday practical sessions may vary on what activity takes place.

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If you require advice, get in touch using the details below

telephone 01473 353194