Inspiring employment

The Spear Programme

These uncertain times continue to be challenging for all of us including the vulnerable young people we support. Thanks to our funders, our Centre has remained open with our Centre Manager working throughout the lockdown and all the team have now returned to work.

Following feedback from our Spear Career trainees and external partners, we have been busy providing our current 70 Spear Career Trainees with ongoing support into employment, personal and professional development and engagement with a ‘Spear community’. In addition our coaches have taken on new referrals, developing  tailored 1:1 support packages for each of them and also piloted an online Spear Foundation course ‘Spear Digital’.

Whilst we do hope to return to running the Spear Programme in situ soon, given the uncertainty of the times we feel the development of ‘virtual’ tools and resources is key in ensuring we can still reach out to our young people whatever the circumstances.

If you have any questions, please do contact us as normal via email

Thank you for your support.

The award-winning Spear Programme helps young people overcome the challenges they face and build vital skills for their career, be fully prepared for the workplace and commit to long-term employment.


Our vision is to transform the lives of up to 90 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Brighton each year, giving them the support, skills and confidence they need to get into work (or re-enter education) and begin to build a future filled with hope.

Since the programme began 15 years ago in London, Spear has impacted the lives of over 5,000 16-24 year olds. 75% of those who complete the Spear programme not only get into work, but remain there a year later. Spear Brighton was launched in September 2018 and is the first Spear programme outside of London.


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