Project information

Skills for working lives

We will provide work experience for young people aged 14-17 within our club's kitchen and coffee bar to enable them to gain the skills and knowledge needed within the catering industry for so they are ready for work by the time they leave education

12 months

Charity information: Newton-le-willows Boys And Girls Club

Newton-le-willows Boys And Girls Club logo
  • Need


    Young people are too often turned down for employment due to insufficient skills and experience. Within our community unemployment is rising and the initiative to learn dwindles due to lack of confidence and guidance.


    Our aim is to guide, positively engage and build the confidence in young people to prepare themselves for their working lives by learning the skills required and gaining valuable experience .

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Gain experience within a catering environment purpose-built at our youth club


    » cooking/baking master classes in quality nutritious food preparation and serving
    » Barista style coffee bar Making hot and cold beverages,light snacks and serving to visitors and members

    What success will look like

    Young people will have the confidence to apply for jobs in the catering industry and display experience to work in cafe's and restaurants

    Aim 2

    Cash Handling


    » operating a till, giving change and float counting

    What success will look like

    The young people will be able to learn how to operate a till, cash up and billing customers. they're numeracy skills will be improved and they will have confidence in doing so.

  • Impact


    We will prepare the young people for their working lives and actively encourage them to gain employment in a place where they can use the skills they have learnt. We will reduce financial deprivation and unemployment in young people and aim to keep track of their progress with feedback from their employers and the young people themselves.


    Young people could be at risk of not finding suitable employment in the area experience has been gained:
    We would work closely with the Job Centre and provide as much help as possible in finding a job.
    Young people could lose interest:
    We will make the project fun, interactive and enjoyable and let the young people take the lead so as they feel included and engaged.


    We will use our social media platforms to promote the project and keep up to date with the participants' progressions and evaluate the project throughout with an end of project report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,237 Catering workshop weekly 2 hour workshops for young people over 12 mth period
      £3,200 Barista style Coffee Machine Proffessional machine to gain experience
      £563 Food ingredients recipe ingredients for the legth of project
  • Background


    Newton Boys and Girls Club is in the heart of Earlestown and listed in the top 10% most deprived areas in England. Employment figures are low, anti-social behaviour is increasing and many young people suffer from lack of confidence, boredom and financial deprivation.


    30-40 young people aged 14 -17

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have currently undergone a huge refurbishment and our building is now purpose built to run projects and activities for young people. We are the only youth Club in our town and without us identifying and addressing the needs of young people, they wouldn't be able to achieve their full potential. We want to make a difference to their lives and guide them on the right path in life.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Victoria Musk

    Project Coordinator

    Anthony Collins

    Project Leader