Our careers advisors, Stephen, Julia and Lue, take pride in guiding people to make significant changes in their lives and they have helped many individuals move into learning, volunteer opportunities and paid work. Their approachability and commitment really does change people’s lives![/sm_column_text]
“ATI has prepared me in a way that I could never have imagined. Quickly I began to feel confidence in the process. My keyworker has an enormous archive of knowledge and has been able to guide me from a place where I felt unemployable to a point where I see my worth, know how to sell it and understand myself better.
Stephen supported me to improve my skills and we worked a lot around my different learning needs and styles, particularly when I was struggling to complete courses. He worked with me to set goals that were achievable, and gave me motivation by believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself.
Not only has my CV improved but I understand more about how to target it to different roles. I was linked to Kyra, which gave me a social base which I have never had before.”
“I went into the project with an open mind” he says, “‘Let’s see where it takes me’. It’s all been a massive learning curve and I feel a better person for it. The Action Towards Inclusion project has just been absolutely first class, top notch, and I would advise anybody and everybody to take that first step and do it with confidence because York Learning will help you to the ‘nth degree.”
You’re over 18 and
You are unemployed and have an additional barrier such as health, age, basic skills or financial problems or
You’re “economically inactive” and receiving UC, Income Support, Pension Credit or not claiming any type of benefit and not working.
You’re not eligible if you’re working, including 0 hour contracts.
What can I expect?
You’ll have a adviser, who will work with you on a one-to-one basis.
You may decide to be involved in other activities which will help you to overcome your barriers and move closer to training, education, and employment. These could include English, maths and ICT skills as well as other activities.
You’ll also have the opportunity to access help from other providers, which could include:
Access to workshops to help you understand your skills, develop your CV, interview skills, job search and job applications
Access to community support and services
Health and well-being activities, such as counselling
Vocational training, volunteering and work experience
These activities are being delivered as part of the Action Towards Inclusion project, part of the national Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. This project is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).[/sm_column_text]