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Supporting NEETs

Do you work with clients aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training?

We offer two programmes to help support young people who are NEETs (not in education, employment or training) or at risk of becoming NEETs. These programmes support young people so they can make the right choices for them.

Our NEET programme

With this programme, young people will have the opportunity to:

  • Study at one of our campuses one day a week (for a number of weeks)
  • Sign up for a vocational taster programme (in motor vehicle, construction, catering and more)
  • Receive the support they need to succeed.

Helping young people achieve their best

Our NEET programme helps young people:

  • Build their confidence levels
  • Learn the skills that employers are looking for
  • Take their next steps on their career journey, progressing to employment or full-time study.

Back on track - a project in Oxfordshire

We are working with partner organisations to deliver a free project to help transform the lives of youngsters at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or who have recently become NEET.

The project, Back on Track, is funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. It will run until October 2019, focusing on helping young people aged 15-17 across Oxfordshire access the support they need to continue gaining skills and knowledge for their future careers.

The support on offer

Back on Track supports participants develop their self-confidence and motivation to stay in education. It will also result on young people being more work ready and able to make more informed decisions about their future.

Support will be tailored to meet individual needs, but could include:

  • One to one mentoring and guidance across the county, providing in school and outreach information, advice and guidance for young people, parents and schools
  • Access to volunteering and work experience placements through our partners
  • A programme of summer activities, including vocational skills tasters and short qualification courses – for example, event stewarding or food hygiene courses
  • A one-week non-residential programme to build confidence and leadership skills
  • Peer mentoring and outdoors events, including team building days for schools
  • Additional short courses for young people who are already NEET, including English, Maths and work experience or volunteering opportunities.

We expect to engage a minimum of 225 young people throughout the project.

Working in partnership

Our partners in this project are:

  • Banbury Young Homelessness Project
  • Oxfordshire County Council Integrated Children’s Service
  • South Oxfordshire Food and Education Academy (SOFEA)
  • Synolos
  • TRAX

For more information, email backontrack@activatelearning.ac.uk or call us on 0800 101 7118.