Access to Employment Service

YMCA A2E were awarded funding from The CES Group back in 2013 to deliver an employment support service at YMCA Queen Anne House, helping residents and young people in Cambridge back to work. Since this funding the project has grown from strength to strength and we are now delivering across two counties.

 

For more information on any aspects of the Access to Employment Project, please contact: Hannah Dalgarno 07812 656418.

 

 

Queen Anne House

 

Queen Anne House is a supported, 88-bedroom housing site in the heart of Cambridge for homeless young people. Here residents have a safe place to stay and the chance to get back on their feet and move onto independent living.

Access to Employment feeds into this support by allowing young people to access specialised, tailored employment support.

We offer an innovative, friendly and unique approach to help bring down barriers and support our young people back into work.

 

  • 121 support
  • CV writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Supported Job Search
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock Interviews
  • Benefits advice
  • Educational and Training advice
  • Access to local opportunities

 

If you are a young person and looking for work in Cambridge, please contact dan.goddard@ymcatrinity.org.uk.

 

 

Building Better Opportunities – eMploY ABILITY

 

YMCA Trinity Group are delighted to be one of the partners delivering a programme of support called Building Better Opportunities (BBO) ‘eMploY-ABILITY’.

BBO is a project tackling poverty and promoting social inclusion in Peterborough, Kings Lynn, West Norfolk and Fenland. It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

The programme supports a significant number of those furthest from the labour market back into work by offering innovative, personalised support with a tailored package of barrier busting interventions, designed and commissioned with participants

Into our second year of delivery the programme has worked with over 190 participants, many of which are furthest from the labour market, helping them on a journey into work, education/training or job search – offering innovative, tailored support designed and commissioned with participants – a journey at their pace, they chose the destination and we work together with them to get there.

If you live in Peterborough, Kings Lynn or West Norfolk and would like some support, please contact our Key Workers Amy Amy.satchell@ymcatrinity.org.uk & Lisa Lisa.todd@ymcatrinity.org.uk for more information.

 

 

Previous Funding

 

Peterborough – Access to Employment (A2E)

 

In 2015 – 2017 we were funded by Peterborough City Council to deliver an employability service across the city. We were able to deliver 13 employments “drop in” support services across many locations and to work with many other support agencies which included:

 

  • Outside Links
  • Seetec
  • Peterborough HMP
  • Genesis Housing
  • Axiom Housing
  • Westwood Jobs Club
  • Citizens Advice Bureau

 

We were also able to build relationships with agencies and were lucky enough to support employability events such as Skills Service Interview Skills with College Students and Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough Group.