Building skills and experience
Our specialist teams provide a wide range of support to young people in and out of school and to jobseekers of all ages looking to develop new skills and get back into work. This work ranges from coaching young people at risk of underachieving in the classroom to cutting reoffending rates by working with ex-offenders.
We are skilled at matching formal learning, training and qualifications with practical projects and activities that give people a sense of personal achievement while delivering practical benefits to local communities. Our Green Teams provide a safe and structured approach for young people to learn practical skills while working to improve local environments or manage open spaces and many are now working under contract to councils, housing associations and private landowners.
We are also focused on opening up new opportunities for green skills and jobs, whether by supporting social enterprises dealing with waste and recycling or by helping major companies to recruit trainees and apprentices. We deliver a range of contracts for governments, local authorities and private companies but always with an eye on ensuring that people get the support and supervision they need and that the training and jobs they are doing contribute to building more sustainable local economies.