LITC’s active support changes young people’s lives.
Our staff provide them with the support and guidance they need to develop, start their careers and gain real work-focused qualifications to get ahead of the crowd.
A few stories of the young people that have gone through us at the start of their careers:
When Afeez left school, he wanted to help others, but did not know how. LITC’s Youth Officer provided Careers Advice and supported Afeez to identify potential job roles. Afeez realised he wanted to be a Care Worker.
Because Afeez had no previous work experience, LITC’s Youth Officer identified a volunteering placement in a nursery for him. His Youth Officer supported Afeez to develop Employability Skills, including writing his first CV, Job search skills and Interview skills. LITC made an agreement with his former school, Archbishop Tenison, for Afeez to be an apprentice as a Youth Mentor for 4 months, before starting employment with Look Ahead. Afeez completed his Level 2 qualification in 2013 and is working towards his Level 3. LITC also supported Afeez to develop Life skills, Self-representation and Cultural experiences. Afeez has actively been involved in LITC’s transnational programmes, including a Youth Exchange to Poland.
Afeez is now a LITC Youth Ambassador and regularly represents LITC at the British Youth Council and at Parliament.
Ayşe joined LITC in June 2012 in order to study a Business Administration Apprenticeship. Ayşe, first completed our NEET into EET volunteering programme, and completed 4 weeks of volunteering to give back to her community, while also developing key work-based skills.
Ayşe also gained one to one mentoring and employability training from our Youth Officers and Skills Tutors. LITC’s Job Matched Ayşe to a local accountancy firm, who appointed her to the post of Office PA. LITC also encouraged Ayşe to learn about different cultures, communities and societies through our Youth in Action Youth Exchanges. Ayşe spent 7 days in Poland, making new friends, learning Polish and Polish cultures and about the EU. Ayşe also learned about Citizenship, Civic Responsibility and the importance of Voting in elections
Kerry enrolled onto a LITC Apprenticeship in 2011. Kerry left school with very few qualifications and spent a year out of work. So returning to education, and working at the same time was a massive step for Kerry.
To ensure that Kerry built up her skills and confidence, LITC first enrolled her onto our 4 week Pre-Apprenticeship scheme, gaining skills, work experience and Level 1 qualifications in Care work. After 4 weeks, Kerry was job matched to an employer, experienced in working with Apprentices. After 12 months of training, work-based learning and completing the Apprenticeship programme, Kerry was awarded a Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care. Kerry now works full time and has also recently gained promotion to the role of Care Coordinator. LITC is still in contact with Kerry, providing career advice and guidance. Furthermore, Kerry and her colleagues have also benefited from LITC’s free training, including: British Sign Language; First Aid; Support Planning; Safeguarding, amongst others.