Venture Trust - Change Cycle (Venture Trust)
Change Cycle is a free employability service.
It is an 8-week Employability Fund service with the first four weeks delivered partly in a digital workshop and training environment and the last 4 weeks delivered in a work-placement environment. If work placements are unavailable then external partners will deliver an assortment of talks and sessions; sector-specific career talks, motivational talks, career Q&As, the recruitment process etc. The programme is for young people aged 16-24 who are not in work, education or training, facing long term unemployment and disadvantage as well as potentially at risk of (re-)offending or anti-social behaviour. Venture Trust has teamed up with The Bike Station Edinburgh to deliver the course designed to improve young people’s chances of employment or moving on to further training.
How it works
- During the course, each participant will: learn about building their own bike and bike maintenance, as well as being taught cycle and road safety. The participants of the course will be given the tools to strengthen personal and employability skills, receive certified SQA and Bike Mechanic training and combine all of this learning and experience into a “fit for purpose” CV. All participants will create a personal learning and career development plan before completing a 4-week work placement-restrictions permitting.
- Development of a clear work focussed action plan
- Participants will get to keep their bike and receive a cycling kit to help them ride safely to job interviews, access services and travel to work or college.
Following the course, support will be provided from Venture Trust's Employability Team which is guided by the participant's individual goals and personal action plans.
Employability and Education and training
Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed
Age group served
16-19 and 20-24
Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, and Stage 3 / Vocational Activity
Young people aged 16-24 who are not in work, education or training, facing long term unemployment and disadvantage as well as potentially at risk of (re-)offending or anti-social behaviour.
The programme will be delivered at The Bike Station Edinburgh at 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1UU.