Don’t be NEET this Summer Urge BCHA

Young Traineeship Programme

So after years of education you have finally sat your GCSEs but the past couple of years have been exhausting and all you want to do is have the summer off. Some of you have thought about your next steps. Maybe you did some work experience and loved it, sought advice about the qualifications you need and enrolled in college already. If so that’s great.

However, If you haven’t or don't want to do any more school but really want to get into the world of work and earn some money, or possibly you don't know what it is you'd like to do it and feel confused about what to do next, then help is at hand.

BCHA are offering a Traineeship programme to help 16 – 18 year olds who, as Clifford Cresswell, Vocational Skills Tutor at BCHA, describes “are now embarking on a journey to a destination they may not know how to get to.”

Clifford continues, “We are here to take the mystery out of it for you and guide you all the way into work, an apprenticeship or training and ultimately preventing you from becoming NEET. “

A NEET is a young person aged 16-24 who is ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)’ and therefore is either unemployed or economically inactive. 853,000 young people aged 16-24 were NEET in the last quarter of 2015 and it can have a huge negative impact on a family if a member is NEET.

Clifford explains some of the facts and pitfalls for young NEET people. He said, “You will start to attract concern and pressure from family members as they become fearful about your future and what you are doing with your life. Also your carers could be in work themselves and in receipt of working tax credits which could make up a large amount of their income. Once you become NEET they will lose the benefits they were once entitled to. Furthermore as you get older free courses and opportunities will become limited.”

BCHA’s Workplace Training and Development Course supports unemployed young people within Bournemouth to gain the skills and experience that they need to find the job they want.



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