Switch onto Employment

Support for young people aged 16-24 to move into further training, education or employment.

Area Belfast
Age Range16-24
Concern Category Employability

About the Programme

Switch onto Employment (SOE) supports young people aged 16-24 year to move into further training, education or employment whilst learning in a fun and creative way.

Interventions provided:

  • A 26 week intensive programme.
  • Essential skills in English and Maths.
  • OCNNI qualifications in ICT, Employability and Personal Development up to and including Level 1.
  • OCN Level 1 in Youth Work Practice.
  • Weekly sessions at the gym.
  • Participation in Arvon Creative Writing Residential.
  • One to one personal support.
  • Access to other support services.
  • Access to employment.

Quote from service user:

“Most teachers teach from a book – SOE teachers teach from the heart.”

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Contact Information

Ciara McAlinden
6-10 William Street
T 028 9043 5810 or 07923129559 E

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