Getting You Work Ready – Coaching sessions over six weeks, from 1-4pm, four days a week. You will be in a group of around 15 other people in a similar situation to you. The group is run by friendly and experienced coaches. Our coaches provide training in the skills you need to get a job, such as interview practice, CV writing, how to speak professionally and how to present yourself well.
Getting Into Work & In-Work Support – practical group workshops and 1:1 coaching over 12 months to help you secure employment and, once in work, to support you to sustain and thrive in your role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Spear programme is completely free.