Our qualified trainers support young people throughout their individual journeys.
Much of what we offer is available to all unemployed young people, not just those in Centrepoint accommodation.
What we offer
Support from our Jobs and Education Team
Our Jobs and Education Team assist young people in making appropriate, informed and well thought through career decisions.
We identify strengths and learning needs, and put young people's needs at the centre of all the training we provide. From initial assessments to personalised support and progression routes, we're focused on helping young people achieve their individual goals.
Last year, 65% of Centrepoint young people progressed into either jobs, education or training, meaning they can take the next step in their journey to independence.
How we work with employers
What we do would not be possible without our fantastic employment partners offering opportunities to young people.
If you would like to get involved, help unlock young people’s talent by offering job opportunities, work experience, internships or apprenticeships, or want to find out more, please contact the Centrepoint Works team at CPWEmployerRelations@centrepoint.org.
All about our offer
- Work experience placements
- Vocational courses
- Maths and English courses
- Digital skills courses
- Enrichment activities
Our Get Set Go programme is a work-focused scheme providing unemployed young people aged 16-24 with a package of tailored support to develop their skills and confidence.
Benefits for young people
Our programme connects young people with employers from the outset. The scheme is a blend of:
- individual interventions
- small group work
- an industry placement
Young people enrol in Get Set Go knowing that the types of companies they would like to forge a career with endorse the scheme. They gain relevant experience and learn up-to-date skills.
Benefits for employers
The Get Set Go programme provides an opportunity for employers to bring in new talent to see if they would be suitable for an apprenticeship or employment.
How you can get involved
We are looking for employers who want to work with us to co-design a high-quality work experience placement.
We want to be able to offer young people work experience placements giving them insight into job roles, your organisation and sector.
The placements should be for at least 30 hours.
At the end of the placement, we ask you to consider all young people for an apprenticeship, or give them the opportunity to apply for vacancies within your organisation. If this is not an option, we ask that you give them a feedback interview and a character reference as a minimum.
If you would like to support us, please email us at CPWEmployerRelations@centrepoint.org
Shorter work experience placements
We can also consider shorter placements, for young people who want to gain work experience without completing Get Set Go. If you can support us by providing any work placement opportunity for a young person please email us at CPWEmployerRelations@centrepoint.org
We offer a wide range of courses which help young people prepare for the world of work:
- Deciding the right job for you
- CV writing
- Working with colleagues
- Confidence building
And also help them develop skills in specific work places:
- Hospitality and catering
- Warehousing and storage
We offer young people courses that allow them to learn at their own pace, with the support of our trainers. The functional skills courses provide practical uses of English and Maths. They help build young people’s confidence in learning and prepare them for the next step in their learning, lives and careers.
We offer NCFE Functional Skills qualifications in:
- English Entry Level 1/2/3 and Level 1/2
- Maths Entry Level 1/2/3 and Level 1/2
Understanding digital technology and communication is vital to stay connected in work and life.
- Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQ)
- Digital Skills for Work and Life
We provide innovative and engaging enrichment activities that support young people in developing their character, resilience and motivation, encouraging them to pursue their goals. With the support of employers, we can develop a wide range of activities including:
- Business carousels
- External speakers
- Site visits
- Mock interviews
Providing young people with the opportunity to meet and speak to employers and employees is a really important step in preparing them for the world of work.
If you enjoy hands on practical activities and can spare some time to support young people, please email us at CPWEmployerRelations@centrepoint.org
We employ young people into suitable roles within Centrepoint that can provide worthwhile qualifications and real on-the-job experience, alongside a living wage. At the moment we have apprentices working in:
- Independent Living team
- Procurement and Contracts team
- Bursaries team
- Employment, Education and Training Bursary to help with essentials for all your financial career needs, including; travel, course fees, ID requirements and so much more
- Childcare Bursary to cover childcare costs
- ID Bursary to cover the cost of identification needed for a job or training course
- Garrett University Bursary to help with laptops, text books or travel during the first year at university
- Refugee Bursary to cover 50% of the cost of visa or citizenship applications
- Hardship Bursary Fund to pay for day-to-day essentials
- Learning Travel Bursary to pay for journeys to work, education or training