Supporting young people with their journey into work

Reach Your Potential

About the programme

The REACH programme aims to reduce youth unemployment in the Leeds City LEP Region by providing tailored support for young people to move into employment, education, and training.

Funded by the European Social Fund, the programme is available to:

  • Young people aged 16 to 24
  • Not currently in education, employment or training
  • Living in the Leeds City Region including Craven, Harrogate, York, Bradford, Leeds, Selby, Calderdale, Wakefield, Kirklees

What we offer

Our services are delivered by an experienced team of Employment Opportunity Advisers and cover the following areas:

  • Providing additional support to organisations already offering provision to young people who are not currently in employment, education, and training. This includes expert employability advice and sourcing employment opportunities.
  • Supporting young people to reach their potential through bespoke, 1-2-1 employability guidance. This includes CV writing, interview skills and job hunting.
  • Enabling employers to connect with enthusiastic, new talent, as a way to fill their skills gaps and build a talent pipeline for the future.

Partnerships

We work in partnership with organisations already supporting young people, to help strengthen their service offering.

We can provide:

The REACH programme provides additional support to organisations already offering provision to young people who are not currently in employment, education, and training. Our expert employability guidance and dedicated resource to engage directly with employers means we can work collaboratively with these organisations to increase their support offering, helping more young people on their journey into the world of work.

The programme aims to source sustainable employment for young people by undertaking extensive employer engagement to provide opportunities including employer encounters, work experience, short courses, voluntary work, apprenticeships and traineeships. Our employer-led approach is informed by our extensive Labour Market Information, ensuring our focus is on local labour market needs.

Our Employer Opportunity Advisors will support young people to reach their potential through in-depth, personalised guidance. Through an identification of their specific career aspirations and the barriers they face in achieving those goals, we design a tailored programme that progresses them towards education, employment, and training. This includes expert employability guidance, such as CV writing, interview skills and job hunting.

Employers

The REACH programme works with employers to connect them with motivated, young people ready to embark on their journey into work.

What are the benefits to employers?

  • Tackle your skills gaps and shortages
  • Increase the capacity and productivity of your business
  • Secure enthusiastic new talent, carefully matched to the needs of you business
  • Provide a young person with a life-changing opportunity to start a new career

Contact us

Please get in touch with us if you are:

  • Interested in partnering with us
  • An employer looking to provide employment opportunities
  • A young person aged 16 to 24, not currently in education, employment or training and Living in the Leeds City Region

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Memorandum of Understanding