W12 supports the fantastic work Resurgo do and work very closely with them and their Spear Programme initiative. This equips 16-24-year-olds to overcome the challenges they face and succeed in long-term employment.
The Spear Programme supports young people facing the most challenging barriers to work, including a criminal record, educational failure, and poor mental health.
The journey to transforming employment
The Spear Programme begins with six weeks of coaching run by friendly and experienced coaches, who lead a group of young people through a series of work-readiness topics, with a strong emphasis on attitudinal and soft skills coaching alongside practical requirements.
These six weeks are followed by twelve months of personalised support, where each young person remains in touch with their coach as they progress through their career journey. They have access to live job vacancies and weekly application workshops to provide community and support.