Your Team journey
We pack a lot into our 12-week Team programme, designed to help you uncover your hidden talents and improve your confidence, as well as gain a nationally-recognised qualification, and develop your English and maths skills.
Here’s a look at what you’ll get up to during Team:
Day 1: Meet new people
Don’t worry about turning up on your own – there’ll be about 12 people joining and everyone will be in the same situation. It’ll be informal and there are plenty of activities so you’ll soon feel part of the group.
Week 1: Take action
Over this week, you’ll start planning for the weeks ahead – setting out what you want to achieve and finding out how to get your qualifications.
Week 2: New experiences
You’ll spend this week away – trying new things and learning how to work with others. This gives you a chance to break away from your current situation – trying canoeing, climbing, raft-building and much more.
Weeks 3-6: Something to talk about
As a Team, you’ll decide on a project to benefit your local community and carry it out. This gives you great experience to talk about at interviews.
Weeks 7-8: Work placements
This is the time to see how the skills you’ve developed so far can help you in the workplace. It’s also a great chance to try out a type of work, or company, to see whether you like it.
Week 9: Plan for the future
You’ll get help to write a fantastic CV, practice your interview skills and write applications.
Weeks 10-11: Meet the challenge
You and your Team will take on a challenge to help others in the community. This is when you get to test out all the skills you’ve developed.
Week 12: Have your say
In your final week, you’ll deliver a presentation – giving you the chance to show off the talents you’ve discovered! This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.