June 20, 2016 by News, Salford

RFF Supporting Youth Employment in Salford!!!

2016 has been a very productive year so far, seeing RFF Salford doing some fantastic work to tackle the high youth-unemployment in the area. As a result, many local young people have taken some great steps forward.

In January, the team built a valuable work-placement link with Salford Community Leisure to provide a young man the opportunity to experience the workplace he dreamed of. This has developed into a continuing mentorship, giving the young person ongoing support to achieve his career-goals.

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In February, we began delivering C.V. workshops, taking groups of young people at a time and helping them to build professional-quality resumes.

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Along with this, we delivered a fantastic employability programme, which included a visit to Manchester’s Contact Theatre, for a fun and interactive confidence-building session with their Creative Experts!

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The Foundation also attended multiple careers fairs this month, making some great new relationships and ensuring RFF has a positive presence amid Salford’s ongoing efforts to support young people into work.

These efforts continued into March, when we generated more partnerships across Salford, successfully placing candidates into work-shadowing roles with the University of Salford’s Sports Centre. These are developing into very valuable experiences for the young people, as they continue to learn about the environment they wish to work in.

We also arranged a fantastic trip to Aintree Race Course, where the course tour manager took a group of RFF young people behind the scenes, showing them exactly how it all works and the multitude of people that enable the course to run. Additionally, we secured ten places for RFF young people to attend an apprenticeship event with the BBC. These are structured placements, designed to build the young people’s skills, whilst being fun and enjoyable.

In April, we were thrilled to see one of our young people move into his first job, at none other than the BBC. This has been a terrific journey for him, coming through RFF’s Youth Leaders programme and developing enormously in the months we have known him. As this is his first job, we’re keeping in touch with him regularly and being on-hand to support him, if needed.

During May RFF ran a free L1 Using Sport To Tackle Youth Crime qualification and we also set up mock interviews with employer Dock 10 at Media City for 8 young people interested in a career in the media industry.

June has been fun packed with our free L1 Employability and Enterprise qualification and free First Aid Workshop in partnership with Advanced Life Support and the YMCA.

We are currently recruiting for a new employability and work placement programme beginning on the 11th – 22nd of July! In partnership with The Hideaway Youth Project, The Skills Shop and Intu Trafford Centre, this programme will support young people from Salford and areas across Greater Manchester to gain x2 free accredited qualifications, employability training and then a work placement with Intu Trafford Centre. Opening up some fantastic opportunities for young people and supporting their progression into employment!!!