Get on Track for Employability is our community-based personal, social and emotional development programme designed to help young people become more employable.

Get on Track for Employability is a long term programme led by world class athletes and is aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are facing disadvantage. The programme uses
personal, social and emotional development practices to increase the participants confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Through mentoring and activities, young people will then develop the six vital capabilities to be work ready which were identified by Impetus PEF:

  • Self aware
  • Receptive
  • Driven
  • Self-assured
  • Resilient
  • Informed

The programme is always delivered in conjunction with a local delivery partner in the region to ensure it fully meets the needs of the local community but the structure and learning framework of the programme remains the same wherever it is delivered. The programme is led by our world class athletes who are with the young people every step of the way.

Get on Track is split into three stages. On Your Marks, Get Set & Go

On Your Marks is the first stage of the programme where learning activities are used to improve the communication, teamwork and resilience of the young people and help form a bond between the group and the athlete mentors. This is a three day engagement activity full of high energy sessions designed to build a group of young people into a team to go through the programme together.

Get Set is the next stage, where our athletes and partners work to improve the soft skills and the employability prospects of the young people using a mixture of guided learning and social action. 

The first stage of Get Set looks to take people out of their comfort zone and build them towards a Social Action project. The phase is around building confidence, communication, self belief and to challenge poor habits or lifestyle choices. These sessions are designed to stretch the group and get them out of their comfort zones, helping to make them more adaptable to change in the real world and understand how much they can achieve. The goal underlying all this is to organise a Social Action project on a local issue within their community which will have a last impact.

The next stage of Get Set focuses on the practical skills that can help a young person move closer to employment. The learning is interspersed with time meeting and networking with local employers and will include interview practice alongside developing specific qualifications such as First Aid and a Money Matters course. 

Throughout these weeks, the athlete mentors will work with members of the group on a one to one basis to support them in the transition to the next stage of their personal journeys.

Go is the event planned and delivered by the group to celebrate their journey and highlight the achievements throughout the programme. Each event is individual but contains a presentation element where young people will speak in front of an audience containing friends, family and peers, cementing their development and building on their new found confidence. Guests who can offer exit routes in to employment, training, education or volunteering are also invited along to meet the group. 

Last year 68% of young people who took part in Get On Track moved into employment, education or training within five months.  Find out how our Get on Track has helped people like Dale and Stacey who attended over the last few years.

To find out more about Get On Track please email us at [email protected]