A mentoring and training programme that supports teenagers to achieve maturity and readiness for work. It matches young people with individual tradesmen or women in a real-world working environment, learning new skills through a one-to-one apprenticeship relationship.
- Approximately 150 young people are placed into a work-based learning and mentoring programme each year.
- Since 2010, the programme has supported over 1,670 young people.
- 62% of the trainees progress to jobs, apprenticeships or further education as a result of the programme.
- According to a study conducted in 2016 in two of the locations where the programme was implemented, 49% of participants were offered an apprenticeship, 42% were offered a job and 9% went to college.