First impressions, first experiences work training
Our training course First Impressions, First Experiences helps young disabled people who live in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney and surrounding East London boroughs on the road to a career.
The programme has now secured funding until 2015 and will now run for 26 weeks.
Cohort 1 - Commitment meeting and initial assessments from 17 June 2013
Modules begin week commencing 1 July 2013
Cohort 2 - Commitment meeting and initial assessments from 4 November 2013
Modules begin week commencing 18 November 2013
Cohort 3 - Commitment meeting and initial assessments from 7 April 2014
Modules begin week commencing 21 April 2014
Cohort 4 - Commitment meeting and initial assessments from 18 August 2014
Modules begin week commencing 1 September 2014
Cohort 5 - Commitment meeting and initial assessments from 8 December 2014
Modules begin week commencing 5 January 2015
Personal development opportunities for young disabled people
The 26-week programme for disabled 16- to 24-year-olds supports them in developing important employability skills, gaining valuable work experience and building their confidence, which could lead to life-changing career decisions. Find out about the programme's benefits for young disabled people.
One-to-one and group support will be available from Scope Employment Advisors throughout the programme.
Mentors from the local business community will offer one-to-one advice and guidance and share their ‘real-life’ experiences during group workshops and job clubs. Find out more about benefits to companies.
What the young people say
"This course encourages us to become more confident and gives us some stability to be able to become more self-confident."
"I feel this course has helped me gain control over my life and is helping me to fulfil my potential."
Work experience placements
Most recent placements have occurred with London Overground, East London Dance, Smyths Toys, Arcola Theatre and Credit Suisse amongst others.
Call 07807 799 928 to find out more or make a referral – contact us today!
The Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation is pleased to be supporting the first impressions, first experiences programme.