What is the Spear Programme?

Spear helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education. We equip 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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