The EY Foundation

Our Future Programme - London 2019

The EY Foundation will deliver a paid employability skills and work experience programme for disadvantaged young people who are at risk of becoming NEET. The Our Future programme will support their transition into work or further education and offer a CMI-accredited qualification in Team Leading.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1157154)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,200

Amount raised

£4,558

Donations

25

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

With youth unemployment over 12%, getting a job is a major hurdle for too many young people. Barriers are greater for the 3.9 million young people in the UK who are living in poverty, have language barriers, are homeless, in care or looking after relatives. Employers have high expectations of young people's employability skills but only 22% currently offer work placements. Every young person, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves to have opportunities to develop these skills

Solution

Our Future is a 6 month work experience and skills programme aimed at helping young people, aged 16-19, make a smooth transition from education into work. Our Future is structured to create local career awareness, provide employability training and offer paid work experience. It includes networking with local employers who have job vacancies, mentoring, skills development and alumni events. It is tailored to the needs of employers and young people; aiming to be a bridge between these two groups.