Pathway to Success

Posted 12th May 2017
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Key Project Information
Project Name: Pathway to Success
Lead Organisation: The Prince’s Trust
ESF value: £602,217
Duration: March 2016 – July 2018
Contact: Nicola Radia Kim Thompson

Project summary
The Pathway to Success project brings together a range of Prince’s Trust programmes to provide support to 16-24 year olds who are not in employment, education or training and need intensive and sustained help to overcome the barriers that prevent them moving into employment.

The project helps young people with intensive personal development, coaching and mentoring, employability and job-related training. The project focuses particularly on young people who are furthest from the labour market, and one-to-one support is provided. On completion of the support, young people have the opportunity to access a trained volunteer mentor for up to six months. Mentors provide additional support to project participants through regular meetings to help to identify and achieve goals and provide guidance on employability and job search issues, for example, support with CV writing.

The project is delivered by The Prince’s Trust

Key Outputs / Results
The project will support 597 young people (not in employment, education or training) aged 16-24 years old.

238 young people will progress into education, employment or training upon leaving the project.

Beneficiary Experiences


STEM programme success in Logistics – A brand new, Get into pilot programme for Liverpool!

Nine young people completed a Get into Logistics course. This innovative pilot explored the maritime logistics field with brand-new technology on a Liverpool barge in Liverpool Dockside. In this safe, controlled environment, they developed the skills to drive cranes, tug-boats and trucks as well as developing skills essential for employability.

This course gave a taster in a wide range of skills including first aid, health and safety and assessing risk in the Maritime Logistics environment. Each day of the course tested their map-reading skills and developed their mathematics skills throughout. The simulators encouraged Technology to be present in each day of the course- bringing STEM skills to the forefront of each young persons’ development.

Their business skills were then tested with a Dragon’s Den scenario in creating their own logistics business and developing a full business model, presenting this to the group. All these skills felt completely transferrable for the World of Work and throughout the course, it was evident that confidence developed in each young person.

Programme evaluation highlighted that as a cohort, confidence developed by an encouraging 20% in just three weeks and we hope to continue this increase through a combination of focused employment and 1:1 work. 3 of the young people on Get into Logistics opted in to be mentored by a Prince’s Trust Mentor. They have all been successfully matched and had their first 1:1.

Each young person on the course achieved an outcome, due to a strong Get Hired pilot, which completed the course at the Liverpool Office and secured an Apprenticeship in Business Administration and 8 jobs! Fantastic news and a credit to the development of each young person on the course.

Programme Exec: Hannah Lewis explained “Get into Logistics has been instrumental in supporting young people to consider their own position and defining their own employment goals. I have genuinely seen a real shift in attitude towards work in everything the young people have done - be it getting in 15 minutes early every day, wearing a shirt and tie for training or real progression in interview technique due to practice. This is down to the effort the young people put into the programme and their choice to engage and commit.

The technology that was embedded in this programme was of a very high standard, allowing young people to gain valuable experience of driving tug boats and cranes in a safe, simulated environment. Such high quality programmes would not be feasible without this funding and this has allowed 9 young people to progress in terms of attitude and employability skills.”

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