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Step2Work Renfrewshire – Jayden

Jayden first engaged with Barnardo’s Works when he was in S5 at Castlehead High School. Jayden was wanting to leave school but was not quite sure what next steps would be.

Jayden started Barnardo’s EXPLORE programme while still at school, this introduced him to Barnardo’s Works and staff, Jayden successfully completed EXPLORE,  showing up consistently, after not attending school.

Jayden chose to leave school at Christmas, and, after successful interview came onto our STEP2WORK course.

Jayden is very into sports and is a keen amateur boxer.

“Barnardo’s Works allowed me to meet new people, gain qualifications”

While on the STEP2WORK Programme Jayden gained qualifications; Step to Work Award, Personal Money Management and First Aid at Work. Jayden met new people and built new friendships.

 

Jayden explored different career options and sectors during his time working with us, and decided sport and fitness industry was the path he wanted to take.

Jayden applied to go to West College Scotland on their entry into sport and fitness programme starting in August. Jayden successfully secured his space.

As part of his course Jayden completed a 4 week work placement through ONEREN which Jayden received excellent feedback for. ONEREN were advertising for part time leisure attendants, as Jayden was doing so well they encouraged him to apply.

“I was introduced to staff at One Ren which has allowed me to get a job following my work placement which I really enjoyed. This has allowed me to start my career in sport and fitness.”

After successfully interviewing Jayden gained the position as leisure attendant job with OneRen.

“Barnardo’s Works allowed me to meet new people, gain qualifications as well as being introduced to staff at One Ren which has allowed me to get a job following my work placement which I really enjoyed. This has allowed me to start my career in sport and fitness.”- Jayden

“Jayden has shown dedication throughout his time with Barnardo’s Works and has progressed hugely throughout his time on programme and after. I am delighted for Jayden securing both a college place and employment- well done!”- Holly, ELO

Step2Work Renfrewshire – Lee

Lee attended Trinity High in Renfrew and was introduced to Barnardo’s Works through completing our TASTE programme in s4, which was a construction focused programme and allowed Lee to learn more about the industry. Lee then went onto our EXPLORE programme in Trinity High as he was a winter school leaver. Following successful completion of EXPLORE, Lee was offered a spot on our STEP2WORK programme.

“Barnardo’s Works helped me build my confidence and meet new people”

Lee’s barriers were lack of knowledge, lack of work experience and qualifications. Lee knew he wanted to work in construction but wasn’t sure how to get there.

During his time working with us, Lee gained a number of qualfications: First aid at work, CSCS card vehicle marshalling, MYBNK, nutrition course, employer talks with Sophie at McTaggart and James Frew. Lee was excellent on programme- showing commitment and dedication.

“Barnardo’s Works helped me get construction focused qualifications to then go on and get a MA in construction sector”

Lee completed a 6 week landscaping work placement which he received excellent feedback from employer.

Holly, ELO, was then approached by Paul Hendry at JHC interiors looking for a young person to take on for a potential apprenticeship opportunity. Lee’s name was put forward and following an additional 2 weeks work placement with JHC Lee was offered a job! Working as a labourer over summer before starting a Modern Apprenticeship in Ceiling Fixing in September.

“Barnardo’s Works helped me get construction focused qualifications to then go on and get a MA in construction sector. Barnardo’s Works helped me build my confidence and meet new people. Being introduced to Paul and JHC interiors through Barnardo’s Works allowed me to secure my Apprenticeship” – LEE

“It has been a pleasure to support Lee throughout his time on STEP2WORK and the weeks following. He has shown determination to secure a job within the construction industry and has put in the hard work and shown the right attitude to get to where he is now. I am delighted he has secured employment with JHC and he is already receiving excellent feedback from his employer. Well done Lee!” – Holly, ELO

Barnardo’s Works West – Kara

In Nov 2022 a local secondary school reached out to us, Barnardo’s Works in Paisley to discuss potential light touch employability support we could provide for a care experienced young person who was approaching the end secondary school and who had multiple barriers such as additional support needs, self-presentation, expectations of the workplace etc.

Kara engaged in an employability qualification course we delivered within the secondary school and worked 1-2-1 with a Project Worker on the DYP Programme throughout the transition from secondary school to the world of work. Kara then engaged in the Head2Work Programme where she built upon her confidence level, social skills, independent travel, community engagement and her knowledge of the world of work. Kara then successfully interviewed for the Stage 2 STEP2WORK Programme we deliver. Kara engaged in many generic employability focused sessions (CV Workshop, Skills and Qualities, Money Management, Employee Rights etc.), employer talks/visits and started a retail focused work placement at a local Barnardo’s Shop, she has continued to volunteer after programme officially ended.

“Barnardo’s helped me build up my confidence. It really helped me leave school knowing I had Barnardo’s there to help me.”
“I’ve made friends at Barnardo’s that I still see and volunteer with at Jackies shop”

Kara then engaged in a woman’s only employability and empowerment programme delivered by the local authority, throughout Kara’s time engaging in this she met with her Barnardo’s Project Worker fortnightly through the DYP Programme who supported her to understand and build upon her self-presentation, her daily routine, job search, application skills, interview prep and her DYP Project Worker even went to see Kara perform in a lead role at her local theatre’s production of Grease the Musical!

“Erin (DYP project worker) has been working with me one to one helping with interview prep and support. I think she is a good person, friendly and kind and a good team player”

Kara got support to apply for a local vacancy as a Domestic Housekeeper, she secured an interview and got support to interview prep and what to wear! Kara has successfully secured employment!

“The past few days I’ve been getting to know the residents and my colleagues, and learning about what I’m supposed to do. I’ve felt welcome and its been good.”

Training For Work Glasgow: Erin

Erin was referred to Barnardo’s Works by her careers advisor who felt she would benefit from confidence building, having a structured routine and building her employability skills.

“Before starting the course, I felt very nervous and anxious as it was unlike something I’d ever done before. I was a very nervous person before starting course, particularly about meeting new people”

Erin completed our Training for Work-Childcare programme in Glasgow, the course runs for 12 weeks and is in the city centre.

Over the first 6 weeks on programme Erin attended all sessions and took part in; Skills & Qualities sessions, CV building, interview technique, employer expectations, working with others, personal money management, employer talks and paediatric first aid.

Following on from this Erin completed a 6 week work placement at Tollcross YMCA, this gave Erin real work experience to boost her CV and the confidence that she could work successfully in childcare.

“The course coordinator made me feel completely at home and comfortable especially when meeting new people and learning to work with other people in a team”

Erin interviewed for an MA with the childcare management company. She worked hard attending 1-2-1 appointments weekly, doing interview prep both in appointments and at home. She was then successful following interviews with the Childcare management company and an interview and trial with Indigo Childcare group.

Erin is now working as a childcare assistant with Indigo Childcare group completing her MA.

 “After finishing the course, I am much more confident in my abilities and skills. I feel like I made real progress in my confidence and now thanks to the course, coordinators and the skills I learned, I am now starting a modern apprenticeship in childcare “

Holly Goldie, Barnardo’s Works Employer Liaison: “Erin was one of the first young people I worked with when I started at Barnardo’s Works, and throughout the last few months I have saw her confidence grow significantly, completing multiple interviews to secure her MA, being positive and persistent to reach her end goal. Well done Erin I am delighted for you!”

Erin Cairns, Barnardo’s Works Project Worker: “It was an honour to watch Erins self-confidence, self-esteem and her determination grow over the duration of the Training For Work Programme and for the weeks following. Erin worked incredibly hard to build upon her confidence level, she said yes to new opportunities presented to her and pushed her own comfort zone daily! Erin gave her everything to all interviews required to secure her MA, she should be so SO proud of herself and all her achievements! I’m certain Erin will achieve great things in the years to come! Go Erin!!”

Debby, Manager at Indigo Childcare: “Erin has settled well into our nursery and is continuing to get to know the nursery routine. Erin has quickly built a good relationship with the staff team and is continuing to get to know the children in the playroom. Erin is confident is asking questions and is willing to take direction and support from others. We are exciting to be part of Erin’s learning journey.”

First Steps 2 Work – Maggie

Maggie has been engaging with Barnardo’s First Steps 2 Work programme since the end of August, this is a sector specific, employability support programme which aims to help parents take their next steps back into the workplace.  It gives parents the opportunity to gain additional knowledge for that sector, build confidence levels and gain relevant qualifications for that sector.

“The support I received from the team was incredible, they are very good listeners and understand the challenges parents face while trying to get back into work.”

When Maggie started the programme, she was looking to get back into work since having her children and was struggling to find job opportunities that could work around her family commitments.

Maggie fully engaged in the programme and gave her all. She grew in confidence while on the course, gained her Teaching Assistant Diploma and Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

“The course with Barnardo’s Works opened more job opportunities for me and helped me understand interviews with employers and what they could ask me, so when I went for my 1st interview I was well prepared and got the job!”

Maggie’s Project Worker: “ It was great to watch Maggie grow in confidence while on the programme, she took advantage of all the opportunities offered to her, such as; interview preparation and help with job applications. Thanks to her attitude and everything she learned, Maggie confidently went to interviews fully prepared and was successful in gaining employment as a classroom assistant. We are very proud of her”

 

Barnardo’s Works Aberdeenshire

Barnardo’s Works delivers employability training and support to 16 to 24 years olds across Aberdeenshire.

Our service delivers a wide range of programmes that will help you gain confidence to progress towards education, work or further training. You can get support on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting in your local community. You could even get a work placement or some SQA qualifications that you can add to your CV or Job applications.

Our offer:

  • Young people will be supported by a key worker throughout their journey
  • Deliver a suite of programmes/activities that will include SQA qualifications
  • Young people will have access to local work experience opportunities in Aberdeenshire
  • Young people will be able to join our service at the stage that is appropriate for them
  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing will be integrated within all stages of the pipeline
  • We aim to build their confidence, skills, and resilience to effectively transition between and across different stages of employability and move towards their employment goals.

Barnardo’s Works also has premises in Union Point in Aberdeen. We are located on the second floor and have lift access. Union Point is in the centre of Aberdeen, near Union Square with easy access to the train station and bus stops and is accessible for any young people that want to join in on our City programmes.

For more information contact: Miranda Aitken on 07759527522 or miranda.aitken@barnardos.org.uk

We work closely with the following: Young Person Guarantee, Aberdeenshire Employment Connect, Opportunities for All, SDS, Tackling Poverty and Inequality Aberdeenshire, DWP, Discovering Your Potential

 

Barnardo’s Works Aberdeen

Barnardo’s Works delivers employability training and support to 16 to 24 years olds across Aberdeen City.

Our service delivers a wide range of programmes that will help you gain confidence to progress towards education, work or further training. You can get support on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting. You could even get a work placement or some SQA qualifications that you can add to your CV or Job applications.

Our offer:

  • Young people will be supported by a key worker throughout their journey
  • Deliver a suite of programmes/activities that will include SQA qualifications
  • Young people will have access to local work experience opportunities
  • Young people will be able to join our service at the stage that is appropriate for them
  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing will be integrated within all stages of the pipeline
  • We aim to build their confidence, skills, and resilience to effectively transition between and across different stages of employability and move towards their employment goals.

Barnardo’s Works delivers out of Union Point in Aberdeen. We are located on the second floor and have lift access. Union Point is in the centre of Aberdeen, near Union Square with easy access to the train station and bus stops.

For more information contact: Rebecca Craigmile on 07842 321387 or rebecca.craigmile@barnardos.org.uk

We work closely with the following: Young Person Guarantee, ABZ Works, SDS, DWP, Discovering Your Potential, Cashback for Communities

 

Barnardo’s Works Highland

Barnardo’s Works Highland delivers a continuum of employability support for young people aged between 15-29 years who require support to gain engagement into a positive, sustainable destination.  We work with young people on a 1:1 basis and also in small groups from initial induction through to connectivity to next step training, education or employment.

Our Courses:

  • Scottish Academy for Construction Opportunities
  • Access to Trades
  • Head to Work
  • Access to Industry
  • Discover Your Potential (DYP)
  • Explore & Believe
  • Multiply

Our Offer: 

  • Young people will be supported by a key worker throughout their journey at a stage that is appropriate for them.
  • Young people will have access to local work experience opportunities and SQA qualifications.
  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing will be integrated within all stages of the pipeline
  • We aim to build confidence, skills, resilience and promote positive health and wellbeing.

Barnardo’s Works Moray

Barnardo’s Works Moray provide support for young people age 15-29 through our national and local partnerships, including Moray Pathways, Moray Council and DWP, Cashback for Communities and CITB.

We offer support both in a group setting and in 1-1 contact sessions where we help to reduce or remove barriers to employment or education. Our staff can help young people to build confidence, achieve SQA recognised qualifications, get involved in community and to work towards sustainable goals, realising their potential.

Our support can be delivered in person or online. We offer support with accessing digital devices making participation easier for those who are not ready for group or 1:1 engagement and also to allow those who are in more rural areas to access our services.

Barnardo’s Works Perth & Kinross

Introduction and Overview

Barnardo’s Works Tayside operates across Dundee, Angus, and Perth & Kinross. We assist young people aged 15-29, including young parents, to overcome any barriers preventing them from achieving their goals.  We deliver employability training and support their progression into jobs, apprenticeships, further education, and training.  At Barnardo’s Works, we believe that it is important to build a trusted relationship with each young person we support; discuss our programmes to ensure the support we offer is tailored to your needs; along with the personal and employability goals you are focussed on.

Our Offer:

-Young people will be supported by a Project Worker throughout their journey.

-We deliver a suite of programmes/activities that include SQA and sector-specific qualifications.

-Young people will have access to local volunteering, work experience and employer engagement activities.

-Young people will be able to join our service at the stage that is appropriate for them.

-Promoting positive health and wellbeing will be integrated within all programme stages.

-We aim to build young persons’ confidence, skills, and resilience to effectively transition between and across different stages of the employability pipeline. We also aim to support moving young people towards their employment goals.

Location

Barnardo’s Works
Units 1 & 2, Perth Business Centre
28 Glasgow Road
Perth
PH2 0NX

If you would like to contact Barnardo’s Works Tayside, please use our contact links, contact form below, or details below:

Sheelagh Scott (Service Manager) – 07917 544168, sheelagh.scott@barnardos.org.uk

Ann Naughton (Team Manager) – 07562 436156, ann.naughton@barnardos.org.uk