Save work-based training for young people in Scotland!

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Please sign our petition. The Scottish Government has decided to slash the work-based training budget for young people by 40% as of 1 April 2016. 20% of young people in Scotland choose to leave school at 16. These young people are now at risk of having no support available to them to get a job… Read more »

Worcester trainee nominated for Pre-Apprenticeship award

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Congratulations to one of our previous trainees, Crayge Phillips, for being shortlisted for the Worcester Apprenticeship Awards 2015! This nomination is very well deserved. Crayge did a great job whilst on our programme last year and his ‘can do’ attitude impressed his placement employer so much that he was offered an apprenticeship with the garage… Read more »

Thank you for your support – we won!

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We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for WorkingRite in June, and to the RBS / Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund. We are delighted to announce that we were granted over £27,000 to support our youth employment programme in East Sussex. By voting, you are helping 40 young people in East… Read more »

WorkingRite and Glen Oaks Housing Association continue to tackle youth unemployment

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Glen Oaks housing association has announced a fresh drive to give teenagers a taste of employment. The Association is to continue its successful partnership with WorkingRite to offer its unique work-based learning and mentoring programme to its young residents. The trail-blazing three year programme has now been extended by a further year thanks to grant funding… Read more »

Please Vote & Help Young People into Work!

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Cast your vote here! WorkingRite is delighted that our application to the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund has been shortlisted for the first round of assessment – a public vote. Supporters of WorkingRite can vote via the bank’s designated website http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/vote-within-region-south-east.html. It’ll take less than a minute, and you don’t have to enter your name… Read more »

WorkingRite Pioneers Programme Wins SURF Award!

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We are absolutely delighted to have won an award at the 2014 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration. Our Edinburgh Pioneers project was entered into the Preparing for Employment category, sponsored by Skills Development Scotland. We’re very proud of the WorkingRite Pioneers programme, helping young people furthest removed from the labour market improve their chances of securing… Read more »

WorkingRite Pioneers Shortlisted for Two Awards!

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WorkingRite is extremely proud to be nominated for two upcoming awards: The Herald Society Awards in November and The SURF Awards in December. We are nominated for our innovative WorkingRite Pioneers youth employment programme piloted in Edinburgh over the past 12 months, thanks to support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The WorkingRite Pioneers programme was created to reach young people… Read more »

Cabinet Secretary Launches New Youth Employment Programme

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Ten years after WorkingRite successfully piloted its core programme, it wanted to try another – helping young people further removed from the world of work. Thanks to funding by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the charity was able to develop a more supported programme for youngsters who have disengaged from school and face tougher obstacles to… Read more »

WorkingRite Launches New Project in Whiteinch & Scotstoun

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WorkingRite Launches New Project in Whiteinch & Scotstoun Read all about our launch in News Action, Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association’s very own newsletter: Whiteinch & Scotstoun HA Newsletter Spring 14_page 1 Whiteinch & Scotstoun HA Newsletter Spring 14_page 2