The Opportunities Programme – Employability

The Opportunities (Employability) Programme is designed to help young people make a successful transition into employment.

The course covers a variety of topics which help students understand the world of work and ensures they are properly prepared for employment.

The programme provides the opportunity to gain work experience and an employability qualification.

activities covered:

Confidence building

Communication skills


Problem solving

Employability skills

Employment options

Work experience & placements

CV building

Completing application forms

Completing application forms

Interview skills

Identifying job opportunities

Engaging employers

Getting yourself a job

key learning points:

The local labour market

What skills I’ve got

What I’m good at

Understanding what employers want

Preparing for employment

Getting the job you want

resources provided:


Personal portfolios

Practical exercises

Sample job descriptions

Personal profiles

money matters

Personal finance


Bank accounts

Tax & National Insurance