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What’s different about it?

We believe you can overcome whatever barriers you face. Low confidence, mental health problems, a criminal record or no qualifications don’t need to prevent you from finding meaningful work and building a career.

Who can join?

The Spear programme is designed for young people, 16 to 24-years-old, who are not in education, employment or training. You need to be available Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks. You need to be able to travel to our centre: The Phoenix Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, which is in central Brighton near the Level.

Can you guarantee a job?

We provide you with the skills and confidence to seek employment and will support you in your efforts to find a job. Three out of four people who complete the initial six weeks of Spear get into work or further training and are there a year later.

What kinds of jobs do people do after the Spear Programme?

Candidates go into a variety of jobs, from customer service, business admin, construction to a range of apprenticeships. Others go back to college or on to university. Once you’ve got a job, our coaches keep in touch with you for a year to help you think about the next steps in your career.

How much does it cost?

The Spear programme is completely free.