Vulnerable learner apprenticeships
Vulnerable learners deserve to fulfil their potential and not be
limited by their background, which is why we're helping vulnerable
young people in Kent into apprenticeships.
We will pay your apprentice's wages for the first year and
take care of all the paperwork if they are a:
- teenage parent
- young offender
- care leaver
- young person with learning or physical disabilities or
mental health problems.
We've chosen the groups above due to the high possibility that
they will become, or already are, NEET (not in education,
employment or training).
To find out more about vulnerable learner apprenticeships you
We hope to:
- provide a transition into the world of work
- increase self esteem and confidence
- increase motivation
- raise aspiration.
What do the participants think?
“I will not be my old self sitting on a sofa watching TV wasting
my life, I used to look on my life as a joke, now I realise I have
the potential to do more in my life.
Even if it doesn’t pan out and the employer doesn’t employ me at
the end, I’m still further ahead and will have skills maybe another
employer will need.”
“It’s a path to a career more than just a year of dead end work
– Something to aspire to for my daughter – she’ll see me working
and helping others and not on benefits – it might change her life
Bespoke training has been developed for young people with
learning disabilities to enable them to gain accredited
qualifications whilst employed.
These young people are undertaking roles in retail, floristry,
horticulture and catering and it is hoped that they will develop
and learn the skills that will enable them to take on full time
work or an apprenticeship in the future.
We encourage placements in a variety of
public, voluntary and private sector organisations covering a
wide range of skill areas including:
- customer service
- equine studies
- sports and leisure
- childcare and hairdressing.