What we do?
Across Scotland, our local Project Co-ordinators individually match a young person to a small business in their local community, where they learn valuable skills on-the-job, where it counts. Our ‘trainees’ work with their placement employer for up to six months during which they are guided by an older mentor in the workplace and supported by our Project Co-ordinator. They also earn a weekly training allowance and we cover their travel expenses.
Our programme bridges the gap between school and work. It gives young people essential work experience, provides good role models, builds their confidence and offers them a quality vocational alternative to academic learning.