We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available for your company or for you as an individual. From running CV-writing workshops and professional skills sessions to mentoring a young person and sharing your own experiences with them, we would welcome any opportunity to work with you in this way.

/ why work with our young people

The benefits it could bring to your business include;

  • Work with young people, who offer fresh new ideas and can deliver projects that your company has not had the time or skills to carry out
  • Identify and train future talent to fill specific skills gaps
  • Existing employees gain supervisory and mentoring experience
  • Help to meet your CSR targets and increase involvement in the local community

Our Partnerships Manager will make sure trainees are ready to hit the ground running from the start.

/ how you can work with our young people

There are a number of ways you or your business could get involved;

Work placements are full-time for four weeks, giving trainees opportunities to gain the skills that employers need, like problem solving and commercial awareness

Mentor a trainee – help to build their confidence and employability skills. It can also help you to create a talent pipeline into your business as well as developing the skills of existing staff

Work shadowing – invite a trainee to observe employees in the workplace to get an idea of their role and gain a better understanding of what employment is like in a particular field

Mock interviews – help trainees to practice their interview techniques, put together an award winning CV, set up a LinkedIn Account to help them get spotted by employers

Insight visits – deliver a talk either at your work place or at City Gateway to give trainees relevant, up-to-date information about your industry

Judge a challenge or competition at one of our events held throughout the year. Set a stimulating challenge and provide feedback on the results. This is a great way to spot new talent

get in touch

To volunteer with our youth programme please complete the form below.

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