Our aim is to enhance the employability skills of students by helping to raise their aspirations and confidence through a high impact face to face mentoring programme delivered by business people.
The mission of EmployabilityUK is to provide an employer engagement solution to schools, which brings business and education together to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic young people aged 11-19.
Through face to face mentoring our Inspiration programme helps students to better understand career pathways and gain real experience of work. We operate in areas of social need, where students lack motivation, confidence and may suffer from low self-esteem. We wish to tackle educational disadvantage by extending our offer to specialist areas such as actual/borderline NEETS and disaffected young people. Students will typically have low aspirations and many come from families where most or all members are unemployed.
Many of our students have the academic potential to get a job, but lack networks, role models and aspiration of wealthier counterparts. Our programme gives them contact with employers, who can teach them the value of anything from a proper handshake to a well-researched presentation. Our aim is that they do not swell the ranks of the youth unemployed, but we also want them to have the best career possible.
We have been told by schools that our offer is innovative and relevant because it is flexible and can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of schools, their students and employers. Also because unlike many mentoring programmes it makes good use of face to face mentoring combined with other employability activities.
Employabilityuk aims to:
- To bring employers in to schools to work with students to supplement their careers education, build their confidence, enhance their life chances and help prepare them for the world of work
- To help schools deliver a relevant, up to date employability skills agenda for the benefit of their staff, students, parents, governing body and other stakeholders
- To build a robust, sustainable charity that will deliver a fit for purpose suite of relevant programmes and grow a reputation for being the 'mentoring charity of choice'
Established: December 2014
Registered Charity Number: 1159718
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 1
Phone number: 07801 412003
Address: 34-35 Jordan WellCoventry CV1 5RWView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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