The Get Set project develops unique and diverse voluntary work experience placements across departments in Leicestershire County Council for young people.
Leicestershire County Council recognises that young people are struggling to demonstrate suitable work skills to potential employers and therefore cannot compete in the current job market.
Each young person will be supported by a mentor whose role is to provide structured, positive work experience based on the individual needs of the young person.
By completion of the project, each young person will have gained several months of ‘real’ work experience, been supported in their personal and professional development, and have received pre-employability training.
To see Get Set in action check out our video.
Often people who have a disability face more barriers than their counterparts in securing employment, and we are not alone in our belief that it should never be this way.
Check out our new film which contains highlights and interviews from our Get Set end of year event 2016.