Supporting Care Leavers into Education, Employment or Training:

Young people in care or leaving care have the worst outcomes in life of any group. The majority leave school with no qualifications and are at greater risk of becoming homeless, offenders or teenage parents. The Flying Fish project supports young people on to the next steps in life by opening their eyes to the possibilities in the world of work, through company tours, talks and mentored work placements.  All programmes are tailored to meet individual needs.

Work Experience Placements

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Using trained mentors with the placement company, young people can experience a work environment to help them decide future career directions. On completion, they will receive an achievement certificate and a reference to help enter the world of employment.

Company Tours

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To enable clients to obtain an insight into the work environment, tours are arranged to a wide range of businesses including, retail, manufacturing, local authority and restaurants.  Small groups are invited to be shown all aspects of the company. Every tour includes an employability exercise such as communication, team building, timekeeping or a mock interview to prepare them for the workplace.

Next Steps

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Using Business volunteers, the Flying Fish project can help with employability training, CV writing and mock interviews. The project can also help clients to make applications for apprenticeships, jobs or college and support them for interviews.