The Big Help Project is one of 22 partner organisations across the Liverpool City Region helping to deliver the Working Futures programme. The £3.7m project is part-funded through the ESF and Youth Employment Initiative, and is aimed at providing opportunities for people aged 16-29 who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) to get progress towards the labour market.
Building on the work of our successful Next Steps team, the Big Help’s Working Futures delivery provides tailored support to participants on either a short term (2 week) or medium term (12 week) basis. Each participant will be allocated a key worker who will provide advice, guidance and support to enable them to develop their skills and ultimately access employment, education or training outcomes.
Support available to participants will include:
- 1-to-1 advice and guidance from a dedicated key worker
- CV building
- Job search training and support
- Application form writing training and support
- Interview technique training
- General employability skills training
- Work placements
- Volunteering opportunities
- Online learning opportunities
- Referral to external accredited training and education opportunities
- Enrichment activities
The Big Help Project will support up to 80 participants over the life of the project, with the aim of achieving high quality, life-changing outcomes.
The Working Futures programme is being managed by Greenbank College and the VOLA Consortium, and will be delivered across the six boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Halton and Wirral. Up to 2,000 young people aged between 16 and 29 will be able to access the programme in total.
Or for more information, please see the programme website: www.workingfutures.org.uk