What can Rathbone do for me?
The Rathbone experience has been specially developed to help young people to take their next steps.
Your next steps might be going to college, getting a job, doing a training course or an Apprenticeship. Maybe you haven’t decided yet and you need some help looking at different choices.
We’re experienced in working with young people – last year, Rathbone helped over 17,000 young people to learn. 2000 young people did an Apprenticeship with us.
We’ve worked with all sorts of young people in all sorts of situations.
Perhaps you didn’t like learning at school.
Maybe you had personal problems.
Maybe you didn’t get the GCSE grades you need to get a job or a place at college straight away.
Perhaps you dropped out before taking your exams.
You might be worried about the recession and youth unemployment and how it affects you. Maybe you live somewhere where youth unemployment has been a problem for a long time and you know getting a job will be difficult.
People succeed with Rathbone
‘It’s a different environment, different people – not like school.’
‘We can talk to staff at any time, and they’ll give us advice, not just about the course and getting a job. We can ask for help about anything.’
We'll help you to develop practical skills that all workplaces need and get qualifications – getting the recognition you deserve.
‘I learn from the people around me; I watch how people do things at work and think ‘that could be me in a couple of years.’
What happens when I join Rathbone?
When you join Rathbone you get an Individual Learning Plan. This is a plan that’s personal to you.
The plan looks at how you learn, what your needs are and what you want to do.
We’ll work with you to make a package to take you where you want to go, whether that’s getting a job, starting a training course or Apprenticeship or going to college.
What can I do at Rathbone?
Earn while you learn. Get practical on-the-job skills and qualifications.
- Foundation Learning Programme
Get skills for training, further education or work.
- Traineeship Programme (Wales)
Get skills for training, further education or work
- Get Ready for Work (Scotland) Get skills for training, further education or work.
- Youth Choices
Grow your skills (for 14-16 year olds)
- Youth Engagement
- In2Work: The In2work programme is for 19-24 year olds who are not in work or training and have not yet achieved any qualification above level 1. The programme offers English, maths and ICT skills on a flexible hour basis. It is tailored to each individual person and aims to re-motivate young people to get into, and stick with, training or employment.