Who and what is it for?

Spear Brighton is for 16 to 24 year olds facing barriers to work, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Building on the success of the Spear Programme in London, it offers young people in Brighton the opportunity to challenge their mindset and improve their work readiness. It enables them to kick start their career and find long-term employment.

What does it involve?

  • Coaching to overcome barriers & challenge attitudes and behaviours.
  • Practical training such as writing a good CV and mock interview practice.
  • A year of support for each candidate to help them find a job and succeed in work.

How does it work?

Spear Brighton works with up to 90 young people each year. The majority are referred by one of our partners – local job centres, youth offending teams, social services, and other local council representatives.

The Spear Programme has a strong track record of achieving significant results across 9 centres in London: over three quarters of those who complete the Spear programme get into work or further training, and are still there a year later. We anticipate similar results in Brighton. Read more about our impact.