Employability Programme
Type of Opportunity:: Confidence Building, Education, Employment Skills, Life Skills, Study Programme, Support for Jobs and Apprenticeships, Volunteering, Work Experience

MYL Employability Skills Programme draws on an individual’s knowledge and experience, allowing us to provide a stimulating and individualised personal development programme, suitable for young people of all abilities.

MYL has identified five distinct learning areas for skills development, on which our provision is based:

Skills for Work
CV development, soft skills, team work, communication

Industry Knowledge
researching young persons desired career path

Experience & Volunteering
hands-on experience in young person’s choice of career, bespoke and personalised placement

Social & Personal Skills
self-esteem, confidence, money matters, sexual health & wellbeing, peer mentoring

English & Maths Functional Skills
Entry Level 3 – Level 2 (dependent on level required)

Sessions are delivered in a young person focused environment in groups of no more than 10 students allowing individualised teaching and group work to take place. Each student has the opportunity to ‘Earn while they Learn’ by receiving financial support for areas such as travel and lunches. Individual pastoral support is provided from beginning to end and for a further 6 months on progression from programme.

Work experience is an important part of becoming ‘workplace-ready’, building useful skills and experience that cannot be taught in the classroom as well as contacts that students otherwise would not be exposed to. It then allows them to stand out to potential employers as well as helping them choose the right sector to work in.

One of the main benefits about gaining work experience is that it gives students the chance to try things out to see if they suit that career path. To find out what a company is actually like to work for, or what the job entails. These opportunities equip students with valuable knowledge that will enhance their job applications and interviews also gaining a better understanding of the sector they want to work in.

Volunteering enables young people to gain skills that can be transferred into the workplace. These include: confidence, communication, responsibility, teamwork and innovation. It provides experience which is great for personal gain, but also a good addition to their CV. Most importantly, the process of volunteering provides a sense of personal satisfaction which enhances their social awareness and self-esteem.

Application Closing Date: 07-Jan-2024
Open to?: Open to all
Places available : 60
Level of Education required:

none required to start

Special Requirements?: 16 Plus
Any childcare provisions?: No
Lunch Provided?: No
Refreshments Provided: Yes
Travel Expenses Paid?: Yes
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