Our Impact

Our focus is on long term impact and sustainability. Each year we aim to achieve the following:

90%
of the trainees we work with will have at least one barrier to education, employment or training, ensuring we work with those who most need our help.
75+
Spear Brighton will work with over 75 young people each year.
75%
of Spear completers will be in work or education a year after completion.
The work readiness of all our trainees will improve in the following 5 areas:
attitude, confident communication, professional behaviour, self-leadership and mindfulness of others.
These indicators have been independently verified as being an accurate predictor of employment outcomes.

Grace’s story

Grace, 19, had lived with anxiety and depression for over a year, which stopped her from even making an attempt to break into the working world. When Grace was referred to Spear Brighton by the Hove Job Centre, she had no confidence in herself or her future and had no idea how to apply for a job. On the Spear programme, Grace was taken out of her comfort zone and instead of crumbling, she felt the fear and did it anyway

Over the course of the 6-week programme, Grace grew in confidence, was able to name and explain her strengths with clarity, wrote her first CV, applied for her first job and had her first interview. She is now working full time in her first job working in Bankers Fish and Chips. Grace’s goal for Spear was to grow in confidence, make great decisions despite what her anxiety and depression told her, and to get one foot onto the career ladder, and she achieved all that and more. Grace is now considering next steps of reengaging with education as her confidence continues to grow.

 

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