We are proud to sponsor and support Spear, an initiative helping young people find employment.
Spear runs an award winning year-long employment preparation programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 16-24 and who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
The first six weeks of the programme is highly interactive and addresses the most common causes of underachievement, using its unique coaching model to tackle the attitudes and practical barriers that prevent young people getting into work. Completers of the first six weeks then transition into ‘Spear Career’ where they receive ongoing 1-2-1 coaching for a year to help them enter into and sustain employment.
The training programme is run by a highly motivated and trained team of coaches who work to develop the confidence, practical job search skills and leadership potential of those on the programme.
Since it launched in 2004, Spear has worked with over 3,500 young people. Of those who complete the first six weeks of Spear, more than 75% enter employment or training and remain there a year later.