We know you can

I'm 16 - 24

In just six weeks, you can change your situation.

Is this for me?
  • You are 16-24 years old
  • You are currently out of work or education
  • You are available weekdays 2pm – 5pm for six weeks
  • You can get to one of our centres in London or Brighton easily
What to expect
  • Increased confidence
  • A fun and friendly group
  • Impressive CV and cover letter
  • Interview training and practice
  • 12 months of career support

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What happens?

You will be in a group of around 15 people in a similar situation to you. The group is run by friendly and experienced coaches. The programme runs Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks.

What’s different about it?

We believe you can overcome whatever barriers you face. Are you struggling with low confidence or mental health challenges? Got a criminal record?  No qualifications?  We have helped thousands of young people overcome these challenges to get into meaningful work

Who can join?

The Spear Programme is designed for young people, 16 to 24-years-old, who are not in education, employment or training. You need to be available Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks. You need to be able to travel to one of our centres in London or Brighton.

Meet Omar

Omar was kicked out of school twice and was at a crossroads in his life when he found out about the Spear Programme.

 

FAQs

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What happens on the Spear Programme?

You will be in a group of around 15 other people in a similar situation to you. The group is run by friendly and experienced coaches. The programme runs Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks. Our coaches provide training in the skills you need to get a job, such as interview practice, CV writing, how to speak professionally and how to present yourself well. You will also receive access to job opportunities.

What’s different about the Spear Programme?

We believe anyone can overcome the barriers to work. Whether you have low confidence, mental health problems, a criminal record or no qualifications, we can help you find meaningful work and build a career.  

Who can join the Spear Programme?

Spear is designed for 16 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training. You need to be available Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks, and be able to travel to one of our centres.

Where does the Spear Programme take place?

We currently have nine centres across various locations in London & Brighton. These are:

  • Bethnal Green
  • Brighton
  • Camden
  • Clapham Junction
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Islington
  • Kennington
  • North Kensington

For more details about each location, select your preference from the dropdown menu below.

Can you guarantee that I’ll get a job?

Our coaches will support you in every way possible to help you get into work. Whilst we cannot guarantee you’ll get a job, three out of four people who complete the initial six weeks of the Spear Programme do get into work or further training and are there a year later.

What kinds of jobs do people do after the Spear Programme?

Candidates go into a variety of jobs, from customer service, business admin, construction to a range of apprenticeships. Others go back to college or on to university. Once you’ve got a job, our coaches keep in touch with you for a year to help you think about the next steps in your career.  

How much does it cost?

The Spear Programme is completely free.

I can’t afford travel costs – can you help?

We can’t cover costs directly, but your Coach will be able to help you look into other options.