WorkingRite‘s mission is to help 16-19 year olds who need support into sustained employment, apprenticeships or purposeful learning. We do this through individually matched and tailored work placements with local employers.
Most of the young people we supoprt face significant barriers to employment, such as obtaining poor (or no) qualifications from school, getting in trouble with the police, alcohol or substance abuse, difficult home lives, rural isolation or peer related issues.
We help them find their way in life by providing an opportunity for them to earn while they learn, working with supportive employers and alongside positive adult role models, and find their feet in the world of work.
Your donations can make a huge difference to a young person's life. We would use them to provide (on average):
- £12 (weekly) - Trainee travel costs Some of our trainees travel as much as 2 hours a day by public transport.
- £55 (weekly) - A fair and decent weekly training allowance Our trainees work hard while learning. We believe they deserve a decent cash allowance, which is topped up by their supoprtive placement employer.
- £60 - Overalls and protective clothing To help our trainees carry out their tasks professionally and safely.
- £115 (accredited certificate) Additional training Our programme is focused on each individual's needs. We provide various training options - SQA Certificate of Work Readiness and Personal Development as well as employability skills, motivational training etc. in order to help them progress.
And if you are interested in other way to support or have fundraising ideas of your own, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 476 1050 and ask to speak to the fundraising team.