Talent RISE launched in the UK in early 2018, following on from our successes in addressing youth unemployment in Australia and New Zealand. Shortly after, we were awarded charity status, and we have been working to provide a better future for the UK’s youth ever since.
To date, we have engaged with thousands of young people globally through inspiring events and insight days, social media and face-to-face mentoring. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the young people, clients and community partners we’ve worked with, and have placed many of these young people into sustained employment and work experience.
Since launching in the UK, we have expanded our footprint from London across to Manchester, and have had considerable success in many of the other larger cities around the UK.
At the moment our work in London and Manchester is focused in two main areas:
- Placing young people into sustained employment and work experience.
- Inspiring and upskilling young people through events, workshops and insight days.
Prior to placing young people into employment and work experience we assess them for overall work-readiness; provide strength-based coaching, advice and encouragement; help them to prepare and improve their CV’s and cover letters; and also undertake mock interviews.
We also support candidates to overcome any transport barriers involved in travelling to interview and during placement, and help them to obtain work-ready clothing, either directly or through referral to partners such as Dress for Success, Greater London.
Our work is only possible thanks to the incredible support of community partners, who refer young candidates to us, and organisations who provide placement opportunities and/or host or help to deliver events and workshops.
We’re always looking for new partners who want to support young people facing employment barriers. So, please get in touch, if:
- Your organisation is interested in providing a placement opportunity or in helping young people prepare for one through an event, workshop or insight day.
- You’re interested in coaching / mentoring young people, either on a personal basis or via your employer.
- Your organisation works with young people and can refer candidates who are already or almost work-ready.