Is it for you?

Is it for you? What’s in it for you?
16-24 years old Job opportunities
Not currently working or in education Interview training and practice
Available Mon-Fri 2pm-5pm for six weeks Impressive CV and cover letter
Customer service qualification
More confidence
One-to-one career coaching once you’re in work for up to 12 months


What happens on the Spear Programme?
You’ll be in a group with around 15 other people who are in a similar situation to you. The programme is run by friendly, experienced coaches who will encourage and help you to develop. They provide help and training in the skills you need to get a job, such as interview practice, CV writing, how to speak professionally and how to present yourself well. You’ll also get access to job opportunities. Find out more.

What’s different about the Spear Programme?
We believe that everyone can overcome whatever barriers they face to succeed. People with low confidence, mental health problems, a criminal record or no qualifications have overcome these barriers to get into meaningful work and build a career. Read about our trainees here [hyperlink]

Who can join the Spear Programme?
It is designed for 16 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training. You need to be available Monday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm for six weeks, and be able to travel to one of our centres. Sign up here.

Can you guarantee that I’ll get a job?
Three out of four of those who complete the initial six weeks of the Spear Programme not only get into work or further training, but are also there a year later, so you stand a good chance. Find out more.

What kinds of jobs do people do after the Spear Programme?
Those who complete the Spear Programme go into a variety of jobs, from customer service, business admin, construction to a range of apprenticeships. Others go back to college or on to university. Once you’ve got a job our coaches keep in touch with you for a year to help you think about the next steps in your career. Look at some of our success stories here.

I don’t live in London, can you help me?
The Spear Programme is currently only running in London, Brighton and Leeds. We have 8 centres across London find your closest centre here.

How much does it cost?
The programme is completely free. Sign up here.

I can’t afford travel costs – can you help?
We can’t cover costs directly, but there are other options available, so get in touch to chat it through.
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