Do you have reasons that stop you from looking for work or education? Can we help with those? Do you want to get into work but are not sure how to? Do you feel stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out? Do you need help to build your confidence and motivation? Do you want help writing your CV and applying for jobs?
IAF provides support and guidance to overcome and address any barriers to progression that the young person may have. Depending on the needs and wishes of the young person this bespoke mentoring support is provided either in an informal setting through the ENGAGE programme, or via more formal mentoring support sessions.
IAF support under this programme helps young people to manage any issues and barriers they have so that they are in a positive mental position to move forward in their lives. IAF also provides more practical based support such as accessing local hostels, food banks, seeking addiction support, and finding childcare solutions etc. Until young people and their children are safe, sheltered, fed, clothed, and free from addiction they will be unable to focus on finding work.
IAF uses its mentors to provide intensive and bespoke employment skills and job search support. A hands-on approach to helping young people write a CV, search for jobs, apply for jobs, and prepare for interview/employment/education. Some funding is also available to access non-statutory training, support and equipment that helps a young person move towards work.
The IAF team work closely with local job agencies, alternative providers, local charities and their own business supporters to access suitable work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people.
IAF continues to support young people in work where needed: helping them solve problems that arise, giving budgeting and benefits guidance, helping purchase uniforms where needed, and helping access and fund childcare.
Business and community engagement is encouraged throughout all IAF activities and many of our business supporters are involved with our training courses.
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