Project information

Job Base - getting young unemployed back into work

JobBase is an innovative and unique project that offers help and support to young unemployed people. The aim of the project is to provide education and support to young people that lack the skills and confidence needed to access employment and ultimately to enable them to become job ready.

July 2012 - July 2014

Charity information: Base 33 Youth Charity

Base 33 Youth Charity logo
  • Need


    The objective of the project is to improve young people’s capacity to be ready for, and find employment by providing education and support to young people that lack the skills and confidence needed to access employment, further education and training opportunities.
    At JobBase young people can access one to one support from Youth Workers, join in group work sessions learning employment skills such as positive communication, self-presentation and CV writing and access Job Centre Advisors.


    The focus of the project is to work with young people to develop a bespoke mentoring package in which participants can identify the help and support they require and the key outcomes they would like to achieve to enable them to become job ready.
    Young people experiencing low self-esteem, lack of confidence and chaotic lifestyles are less likely to find and maintain employment and we offer a be-spoke approach and holistic approach in solving the problem

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Getting young people into work, employment and training.


    » Weekly drop-in sessions staffed by youth workers and job centre advisors that focus on supporting young people with identifying opportunities

    What success will look like

    Success will be measuring how many people feel job ready as a result of the project and have improved skills and self confidence.

  • Impact


    The long term change will be that 75% of participants will feel that they are job ready and have the skills and confidence needed to feel employable.
    Employers we work with on the project will employ up to 3 young people as result of the project.


    Young people not attending. We have worked with a focus group of young people to design a service that is appropriate, meets the needs identified and reduces the barriers that contribute to young people not feeling 'job ready'.


    Six month and annual report.
    Monthly e-mail update highlighting positive outcomes

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £13,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,850 staff costs run a weekly drop-in session
      £3,550 office costs support the running of the project
      £1,100 recruitment days run 2 recruitment days with local employers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Polythene Uk £250 Guaranteed
    donation £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Witney - West Oxfordshire has an image of a rural idylly but there are currently 240 young people who are NEET (not in education, employment and training) and despite having the lowest unemployment rate in the South East, West Oxfordshire has the highest rate of long term unemployment amongst 18-24 year olds with 31% of the population affected. House prices average £252 000 (10 times the average wage) and Witney is ranked 5th for youth homelessness in Oxfordshire.


    Young people aged 16-24 that are not in education, employment or training. We will work with up to 60 young people in year one and target those that have been longe term umemployed (over 6 months).

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a strong track record of success with young people. Base 33 is a vibrant charity and is well known in the community for its work over the last 12 years with young people aged 13 - 24 that are viewed as challenging, disaffected and difficult to engage.
    At Base 33 we believe passionately that young people on the margins of society must be provided with opportunities to effect change in themselves, in others and to the community of which they are part

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Claire Dowan - Director

    Base 33 Director who has over 10 years experience of work with young people within the statutory youth sector and in local government.

“JobBase is a proactive and engaging scheme which is tackling the problem of youth unemployment head on and I want to wish Base 33 continuing success.

David Cameron - Prime Minister