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We are running Elevate Slough and Elevate Lone Parents as part of Elevate Berkshire, an employment and skills programme funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). Programme enrolments will be accepted until the end of June 2019.

Elevate Lone Parents

Elevate Lone parents was set up to help you if you are an unemployed single parent, aged 18-24, living on your own within Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor.

Elevate Slough

Elevate Slough is for the unemployed and economically inactive youth of Slough. It is available to you if you are unemployed or economically inactive, aged 16-24 and living in Slough or the surrounding area

Both programmes are similar with three key goals in mind. We will work hard to provide you with the outcome you wish to proceed with and you will be able to choose between Employment, Education and Training. Whichever route you choose we are here to help you and your Employment Development Worker will be on hand to give you the support you need to achieve your goal.

Employment - Designed with young people in mind, we will put our wealth of experience to good use by helping you to find work by, looking into apprenticeships, traineeships, internships and work experience and finding the best route for you. Our goal is to help you get onto the first rung of the ladder to a potential career, whilst you gain the vital support and experience you need to help you develop your skills within the work environment.

Education – If you struggled at school and could do with some help with basic literacy and numeracy skills, we can help you by providing the option to improve them with our partners. There will also be access to ESOL support with our partners for those who require it.

Training – If you are interested in the possibility of some vocational training to help you succeed in the field you would like to work in, we can help with that. We will be looking to help you by providing access to vocational training with our partners, enabling you to be better equipped to find a job in your chosen field.

How we help

  • You will be listened to and we will take the time to understand your life, needs and goals.
  • We offer you the advice and guidance you may need when applying for childcare.
  • You will be assigned to an Employment Development Worker as a single point of contact, specially trained to help you overcome any barriers you may have to help you into work.
  • You will be helped to build on your skills and practical tools for job searching, including interviews and making a professional looking CV.
  • You will be offered advice on self-employment if you would like to start your own company, and you would like to explore this in greater detail.
  • You will get help looking for work experience and jobs which match your skills and goals. You will never be asked to do anything that isn’t right for you, and we will work with employers to get the right workplace support to help you.
  • You will have an individual action plan created for you and tailored to your needs.
  • You will be offered the chance to do some training if you need your skills increasing, offering access to courses in literacy, numeracy and ESOL with our partners. Access to vocational training with our partners will also be an option for you if you wish to increase your knowledge in a chosen subject.

If you or someone you know is interested or you wish to find out more about either of our Elevate programmes, please contact our team on 01304 201213 or elevateslough@kennedyscott.co.uk

If you would like to see the leaflet for either programme you see Elevate Slough here and Elevate Lone Parents here.

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for sponsoring this programme

If you know someone in this situation and wish to refer them check out this leaflet for details.