What is the Spear Programme?

The Spear Programme helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education. We know that young people have huge potential; we’re helping to change what they believe about themselves by equipping them with confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment. 

1. Who and what is it for?

The Spear programme is for 16-to-24-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds not in education, employment or training (NEET). They need help to kick start their career and find long-term employment.

2. What does it involve?

  • Coaching to overcome challenging attitudes and behaviours.
  • Practical training such as writing a good CV and mock interview practice.
  • A year of support for each candidate to help them find a job and succeed in work.

3. What does it achieve?

We have a strong track record of achieving significant results: over three quarters of those who complete the Spear programme get into work or further training, and are still there a year later.

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