TGB to train young people in mandatory programme
TGB Learning has announced that it is expanding its services across Derbyshire after landing a Government contract to deliver the Derbyshire Mandatory Youth Activity Programme.
TGB, which has more than 20 learning centres across the country, will work with young people between the ages of 18- to 24 who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks and have not yet been referred to the Government's Work Programme.
Young people will go through an eight week scheme involving four days each week on a work placement and six hours a week job searching. It is expected that around 2,000 across Derbyshire are expected to be referred to the scheme over the next 18 months.
Andrew Conlan-Trant, head of TBG Learning, said: "We're delighted to be furthering our careers guidance and support to young people from across the county through the Derbyshire Mandatory Youth Activity Programme.
"The programme will be led by our teams in Alfreton, Chesterfield, Derby and Ripley, along with our partners across Derbyshire, and will provide excellent support and work placements for young people who are unemployed to help get them into work.
"We already operate a range of services to help people across Derbyshire develop and hone their skills, boost confidence and get back into work and we're really excited to be adding this new programme to our service offering."
Sue Fielding, senior district employer and partnership manager for Jobcentre Plus, said: "Jobcentre Plus (Derbyshire) is excited about the launch of this programme.
"This is the first mandatory programme to be developed by a Jobcentre Plus district. It has been designed to give young people work based experience and instil basic work habits, such as turning up to work on time and every day, working in teams and many other elements of full-time activity, while at the same time making a positive impact in their community.
"By gaining these fundamental work disciplines, young people referred to DMYAP will be more likely to move into employment."