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How can I get involved?

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Email: StepUp@cxk.org

Call: 01233 224244

 

 

 

Key Information

Step Up offers bespoke training programmes to engage and support NEET (not in education, employment or training) 16-24 year olds in Kent and Medway, East Sussex, Essex, Thurrock and Southend. The programme is designed to support their personal development and/or to help in preparing them to move on to an apprenticeship, traineeship, further education, or work

Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the programme looks to address the rising number of 16-24 year olds claiming out of work benefits as a result of the pandemic.

Benefits

Participants benefit from 1:1 support from a dedicated mentor, receiving careers information, advice and guidance at all stages – focused on the needs of that individual, and for as long as they need the support.

Through the programme, participants are able to build skills that are vital for success in the workplace – such as confidence and self-esteem – as well as benefitting from accredited and non-accredited training options, including any employability, sector skills, numeracy and literacy training necessary for them to be able to successfully move on to an apprenticeship, traineeship, further education, or work.

The programme is open for referrals and delivered in conjunction with our partners below. For more information on the offer in each area, please visit partner websites by clicking the relevant logo. You can complete the referral form here.

Programmes in Kent

1:1 Mentoring and Skills Building – CXK’s Base Camp

A professional mentoring service which supports you to reach your full potential. Benefit from a tailored menu of skills building sessions, delivered online, 1:1 and via group workshops.

1:1 Mentoring and Support – Go Train

Develop your skills and gain the experience you need to find work, an apprenticeship, traineeship or education. Learn how to make a winning CV, apply for jobs and be the one who stands out in interviews. Plus meet new friends and get great advice and guidance on your future.

Childcare – Get into Childcare

Online learning delivered over the course of 8 weeks. Allows many possibilities including nursery work, primary school roles, self-employed babysitting and further progression.

CSCS Card Course

Thinking about working in construction? Get the CSCS card you need to get on site. Also includes a guaranteed job interview with a national recruiter or direct employer.

Customer Service – Get into Customer Service

Get yourself a certification in the broadest industry qualification, Customer Service at Levels 1 and 2.

Cyber Security

Accredited employment training in cyber security and other digital skills.

English Functional Skills

Entry and Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Maths Functional Skills

Entry and Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Essential Digital Skills

Entry and Level 1.

Smartphone and Tablet Repair Programme

Learn to repair, upgrade and reuse your unwanted smart mobile devices in order to save the environment and help digitally excluded individuals.

Programmes in East Sussex

1:1 Mentoring and Skills Building – CXK’s Base Camp

A professional mentoring service which supports you to reach your full potential. Benefit from a tailored menu of skills building sessions, delivered online, 1:1 and via group workshops.

Pre-Employability Course

A 4-6 week programme providing 1:1 mentoring and coaching, which supports you to build confidence and learn essential employability skills.

Pathway to Employment Traineeship Course

Start by joining a 5-day Step Up course, designed to prepare you for interview with an employer. After that, go on to complete a Pathway to Employment Traineeship course, which can last up to 6 months. During this time you will receive a bursary payment at £60 per month for full attendance. As part of the course, you spend 3 days a week in a work experience placement of your choice, and one day a week at Heathercroft Training Academy completing your Employability qualification at level 1 or 2.

Step Up in Wealden

Wealden Works provides the opportunity for local young people to benefit from contact within the business world and support networks, bridging the gap between education and work.

Programmes in Essex, Thurrock and Southend

Counter Balance and Reach Truck Training

Free funded counter balance and reach truck training for those not in education, employment or training across Essex, Thurrock and Southend.

Forklift, Warehousing and CSCS Training

Free funded forklift, warehousing and CSCS training for those not in education, employment or training across Essex, Thurrock and Southend.

Harlow College Step Up Programme

Cover a range of units, based upon your goals and future aspirations. Available units include: Career Planning; Mental Wellbeing; Digital Skills for Everyday Life; Budgeting; Setting Personal Goals; Skills for Employability; Interview Skills; Developing a Personal Learning Programme; Searching for a Job.

New Beginning Employment Programme

Living – Gain transferable independent life skills. Learning – Upskill and gain qualifications through fun and creative workshops. Earning – work towards future pathways through a person-centred approach.

How to Apply

Please print and complete the Step Up Referral Form.

The Referral Form should be returned to StepUp@cxk.org.

About the European Social Fund

The project is receiving £2m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.  For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

Our Partners

Kent & Medway

 

Essex

East Sussex

 

 

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