A new government-funded employment programme is bringing Brighter Futures to young people looking for work in Warwickshire in the wake of the pandemic.
The Brighter Futures: Extra Ability Jobs Programme – a partnership between Grapevine, Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire CDA – wants unemployed or economically inactive people aged 16 – 24 who have a learning difficulty, learning disability or autism to get in touch for help removing barriers holding them back from finding successful employment and preparing for work.
The programme aims to support at least 40 young people into work through the UK Community Renewal Fund, a package of national government funding for people and communities most in need across the UK to recover, develop and thrive.
Each participant takes part in eight group workshops covering how to write CVs and cover letters, searching and applying for jobs, interview training and confidence building.
Grapevine project workers Danny and Sophie also offer one-to-one coaching to discover what the person is interested in, their skills, passions and ambitions in order to match them up with the right opportunities.
Weekly sessions are available across Warwickshire in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and Rugby, with transport and lunch provided for people who qualify to join the programme.
Brighter Futures is also there to ensure that successfully securing work is not the end of the story and that the young person has everything they need to thrive in the workplace.
Click this link for more information and to apply – either for yourself or on behalf of a young person looking for work.
This project is part of our #StrengtheningPeople action strand at Grapevine.