The Opportunities Programme – NEET Prevention

Against a backdrop of economic recession, high youth unemployment and a sustained reduction in public funding, the task of supporting young people to make effective post-16 transitions into further education or employment is highly challenging.

Our Opportunities Programme is about helping each individual student to develop the appropriate attitudes, skills and knowledge required by employers.

Go Ahead Training staff will work with people from both academic and non academic backgrounds to ensure that young people at risk of becoming classified as NEET (not in education, employment or training) can make an effective post-16 transition into further learning, training or employment.

By teaching them the most necessary skills and working with them to identify appropriate job opportunities, we can ensure that they are properly prepared to meet the needs of their employer.

We will provide support to both the employer and the employee during the recruiting, selection and induction process, and assist with any early stage and ongoing training.

Our programmes are endorsed and supported by local employers. The programmes are suitable for 16 – 24 year olds, and they will link to either further training provision (traineeships & apprenticeships) or employment.

Our Opportunity Programme Students will learn:

Communication and problem solving

Personal and social development

Their rights and responsibilities

Building confidence and self-esteem

Employability skills

What employers want

Understanding health and safety at work

Work ethics and team work