If you are looking for talented young adults to join your workforce – look no further, you are in the right place!
We are fortunate to be based in the heart of Leeds which has a wealth of employers of all shapes and sizes across a range of sectors and a focus on being a “compassionate city with a strong economy”.
Since 2015, we have supported 197 young people to develop employability skills, including creating 88 internship opportunities for 65 young adults. Our results over the past two years, despite the impact of the global pandemic, have been remarkable. The main impact has been that some students have chosen to come back for a 2nd year both in 2020 and in 2021.
During this 2-year period we have supported a total of 28 students with the following results: 10 have moved into full-time employment and 1 is setting up his own business; 2 have gone into further education; 3 are actively seeking employment and we are confident they will be in paid work very soon; 9 have chosen to return for a 2nd year in 2021; and 3 have been referred onto alternative providers or are NEET (Not in Education, Training or Employment). This success rate – where 90% of our interns have moved onto a positive outcome is incredibly. When we look at the number of people who have left the programme over the 2-year period, a total of 68% have moved into paid employment or further education already.
Here are some of the ways employers can support our work.