Ensuring young people access opportunities
in education, training and employment

to enable them to fulfil their aspirations, exceed predicted outcomes and
contribute positively to the local economy.


What will signing up to Foundation for Jobs
mean to my organisation?

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In Redcar and Cleveland, we are absolutely determined that every young person will have the best start in life. This aim is shared by all the partners who have made a commitment to Foundation for Jobs and are working hard to turn this vision into reality.

Already we have started to reduce the number of young people who leave school without a clear career path ahead of them. Good progress has been made but we need to do much more.

This Foundation for Jobs Entitlement is a game changer. It provides a level playing field which will mean that every young person, regardless of their personal circumstances, will be better equipped for the world of work and better able to realise their dreams of a bright, prosperous future. Please join us in this worthwhile cause.

Amanda Skelton

Chief Executive
Redcar & Cleveland Council

I really enjoyed my work experience with Lloyds Pharmacy and the insight I gained into how a Pharmacy works especially building on my confidence by using customer services skills, following Health & Safety regulations when using medication and having the opportunity to learn about alternative medical careers as I aspire to become a Doctor.

Glory Michael - Year 11 (Hillsview Academy)

I was offered the opportunity to shadow at SABIC petrochemicals under Foundation for Jobs. I am aware that skills valued in the workplace can't all be taught at school. Experience in the workplace can be just as important as grades to future employers.

Keira - Laurence Jackson

For work experience, I was lucky enough to secure a placement that gave me the opportunity to look at self-employment. This has given me the confidence to apply for and gain a summer job with a local employer.

Ben - St Peter's Catholic Voluntary Academy

I found the motivational guest speaker gave me time to think about trying different things in life and not to be disappointed if something doesn’t work. Some things will help people differently, but it’s really important to try different things.

Jess - Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust
All of the secondary schools and academies within Redcar and Cleveland are committed to delivering the Entitlement by 2017-18.