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Groundwork awarded funding to help young people achieve their potential

Posted on 24 March 2016

Groundwork has been awarded a grant from a major investment fund created by The Careers & Enterprise Company as part of a national scheme to help prepare young people across England for the world of work.

The money will be used to help 300 young people in Lancashire, Tees Valley and Sheffield find employment by introducing a new approach that inspires, instils confidence and prepares young people for the future via a valuable mentoring programme.

The ‘Enterprise Camp’ programme will assign every young person taking part with a ‘Careers Coach’ to offer on-going, personal support and will enlist the help of local employers to help mentor them through initiatives  including a ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition and a residential ‘Enterprise Camp’, to help boost team building. 

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.

Graham Duxbury, CEO of Groundwork UK said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved in this scheme, which will be invaluable to local young people in need of a helping hand to get them back on track to not only a successful career but a meaningful future.  

“Having worked to improve the lives and prospects of young people for 35 years, we know understand the benefits that high-quality, mentoring can offer and are excited to see the young people involved grow and achieve as a result.”

To read the full press release, please click here.

To find out more about how Groundwork is helping to inspire the future generation of young volunteers please click here.