Rathbone Training out in the community

Rathbone Training out in the community

Posted by Rob Tickle |  10th August 2017

Rathbone Training is hitting the streets to support more young people across the UK by investing in a range of community engagement roles.

With recent media coverage highlighting a rise in young people not in education, training or employment (NEET) we are getting out into local communities to help young people overcome their barriers to employment.

In a recent recruitment drive including input from our learners we will welcome new Development Managers, a Community Engagement Manager, a Youth Engagement Outreach Worker, a Community Outreach Tutor an Employability Manager and a School Liaison Officer to our team.

“The exciting new roles support the growth of our youth offer across England, bringing new people into the organisation with the skills and experience to support more young people into employment,” said Kirsty Beeston, Informal Education Manager.

The new appointments aim to build on the success of our outreach projects such as the Big Lottery-funded X-CEED (Extra Coaching to Engage and Expand Development) project in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

X-CEED is engaging with the most vulnerable and ‘hard-to-help’ young people aged 14-25, supporting those who have been through the care and youth justice systems, who live in deprived areas or have chaotic lives.

During the four and half years of the X-CEED project, we have engaged with 1,500 young people, supported 659 learners into employment, education or Employability Fund Training and supported over 1,160 young people to attend a learning event or a job or college Interview.

“Our investment in community engagement will strengthen our delivery in the areas we currently work and allow us to build delivery in new geographical areas over the next 12 months, this will include the launch of new community based programmes,” said Candice Davies, Skills and Employability Director for Rathbone Training.

“We aim to be the leading youth training charity and support our partners in the voluntary sector by working collaboratively to deliver the best outcomes for young people.”
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