Achievements

Achievements 2012 – 2016

AY Group has an excellent track record of success

Big Lottery Fund: Free Workshops: Career Advice and Volunteering - Tower Hamlets and Westminster residents
•    May 2016 – ongoing activity for young people aged 18+
-    Career advice: one-to-one interview + individual action plan, mentoring and progression, as well as career exploration
-    Volunteering: workshops that captures, record and recognises the work

Pathway Group: Acknowledging Youths CIC became a Pearson Edexcel centre - EU and UK students
•    April 2016 – ongoing Student Loan Courses
Level 3 & 4 courses for clients who are eligible for Student Loans
ALL QUALIFICATIONS AT LEVEL 3/4
•    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3
•    Business Administration Level 3
•    Customer Service Level 3
•    Health & Social Care Level 3
•    Early Years Level 3
•    Management Level 3
•    Certificate in Education and Training Level 4
•    Certificate in Assessing Vocational Training Level 3
•    Hospitality (various)  Level 3
•    Information Advice and Guidance 3/4
•    Retail Level 3

DWP: ReCreate You - Hackney & Tower Hamlets residents
•    March – August 2016 Engage 50+ clients and provide back to work workshops and one-to-one support to enable them to become job ready and find sustained employment

DWP: Work experience in Hackney
•    October - 2015 –  April 2016  
- Objective: to add value to a young person’s CV to enable them to move into the labour market.

AY Group & Big Lottery Fund: AY Recruitment CIC part of AY Group London residents
•    June - 2014
-    Launch website www.ay-recruitment.com
-    To date receive over 250,000 visitors to the website and 20,000 CVs uploaded

AY, DWP & LTEN: Engage to change - Newham residents
•    Feb 2015 - August 2016
- Goal: To support fifty (50) NEET young people 18-24 and 50+ engaged and started the program. Forty (40) candidates from both target groups were placed into work and or voluntary placements and twenty seven (27) into full time employment

DWP: Breaking Barriers -Tower Hamlets residents
•    October 2014
Objective: To support 125 NEET young people. 96% of our candidates completed the first stage programme and were invited to progress into work- based volunteering.

DWP: Targets achieved
•    June - December 2014 – objectives achieved
- In Tower Hamlets 40 candidates found employment as a result of our training and support.

Big Lottery Fund: Eysiat an online Retail shop (new and second hand products) run by the Tower Hamlets community
•    May 2014  - ongoing:  
-    Goal: To provide opportunities for the  community who wish to enter the retail and customer services industries, in terms of training programmes, work experience and short term employment roles  

Newlon Fusion: NEET programme - Hackney residents
•    May 2014 - ESF/SFA contract
-    Currently taken on for a small charity working with 12 young people. We are supporting 16-19 year olds into the long term NEET 26 weeks programme

DWP: Employability - Newham residents
•    February – August 2014
- Newham project 50 starts and 40 going into work and voluntary placements and 10 into employment

DWP: NEET - Southwark project
•    August 2013 – February 2014
- Southwark project 30 starts, 12 into employment

Big Lottery Fund: Music forever - Westminster residents
•    February - 2013 – March 2014
- Music forever song creation music course - 30 young people attended

DWP: Work to Success - Tower Hamlets residents
•    October 2013 – June 2014: 18-24 years old - 60 started on the programme, 40 into employment and 20 into voluntary placements and work experience

DWP: The Enterprise Club - Tower Hamlets residents
•    March – September 2013: 18-24 years old – The Enterprise club project helped 40 people set up their own business

DWP: NEETS programme - Tower Hamlets residents
•    January – July 2013: 18-24 years old - Tower Hamlets One programme – Engaged with 160 NEETS aged 18-24, 60 started our program, course was delivered to 50 and 29 into work. Our target of 24 was achieved.

Zurich Trust: Youth Forum programme - London residents
•    January 2012 – ongoing for 18-24 years old – Youth Forum programme set up an online youth board to exchange ideas on issues affecting them that include unemployment, education and training. Engaged with over 100 young people.  

CDG: Work placement - London residents
•    May 2012 - Worked with CDG on A Day One Support for young people London Trailblazer offering 13 week placements for young people

DWP: Employability workshops - London residents
•    October 2011 – April 2012: 18-24 years old
- delivered Employability workshops that included CV and job search to 200 young people in Westminster, Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Southwark.

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