‘Our Bright Future- Welcome to the Green Economy’ is a 1 million pound project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Over 5 years we will engage with over 1000 young people creating hundreds of training opportunities and jobs in the green economy. There are three strands to the project:
A six month paid work placement in the green economy for young people who face barriers to sustainable employment.
Organisations can host a young person and help support equal access to the green economy labour market:
- The programme subsidises placements for 26 weeks, 25 hours a week at the minimum wage.
- Aimed at young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.
- Supports individuals who may have faced barriers to degree level education or may not have the financial backing or confidence to access a traditional internship.
- An achievement coach provides mentoring and support throughout ensuring the placement is beneficial for both the individual and the organisation.
STEM workshops in secondary schools which explore the green economy and green jobs across water, waste, land and energy sectors. If you are a school in London and would like to be involved, contact Arthur Shearlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocational training opportunities recruiting young people into accredited training and experience programmes.