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The Careers and Enterprise Fund

Groundwork is working to deliver our part in 'The Careers and Enterprise Fund', a programme that has been created to increase the number of encounters young people have with employers while in education by providing them with the opportunity to develop their skills, build their confidence and ultimately help them to progress into future employment. 

Groundwork will support and inspire around 300 young people across Lancashire, Tees Valley and Sheffield (aged 16-18) be prepared for future employment via 'Enterprise Camp', a unique mentoring and social action programme that inspires, instils confidence and prepares young people for the future.

The programme will target those who are not engaging with mainstream careers services by offering on-going, personal support, including assigning each young person with a 'Careers Coach' and enrolling them in the 'Enterprise Camp' itself - a residential challenge designed to encourage team work, improve skills and confidence, and develop enterprising behaviours.

Local employers will be involved – mentoring young people and supporting ‘Dragons Den’ competitions, providing meaningful employer encounters that develop career aspirations, widen horizons, and increase understanding amongst young people about the attributes of valued employees and successful entrepreneurs.

The initiative will not only provide valuable work advice and guidance to young people, but will also to help provide them with a fully-rounded mentoring and engagement model that helps to prepare them for a successful future both in and outside the 9-5 world.

For more information, visit The Careers and Enterprise Company website or see the attached flyer here.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact Jonathan Wells on jonathan.wells@groundwork.org.uk or call 0121 237 5879. 

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