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FEATURED OFFERS

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Full details on all the Signatories Offers can be found on the official Care Leaver Covenant App.

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Reconomy Ltd

Reconomy Ltd

A friendly, growing business that has a wide range of functions such as accounts, marketing and customer service. Applicants can opt for a phased, job shadow opportunity with their PA

Paid Internship opportunities in Telford

Sky

Sky

Customer Service Advisor – Call Centre Sheffield (£16k-£20k)

Sky UK is a British telecommunications company. It is the UK's largest pay-TV broadcaster with over 11 million customers

ADLIB

ADLIB

Career workshops

ADLIB Creative, Data, Marketing and Technology Career Workshops.

Barking & Dagenham College

Barking & Dagenham College

Barking and Dagenham's commitment to all care experienced students studying with them

Barking and Dagenham College

Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and Fylde College's commitment to all care experienced students studying with them

Providing application and transition support, pre entry visits, outreach activities, one to one meetings with staff and dedicated mentoring etc...

Blackpool Coastal Housing

Blackpool Coastal Housing

For care leavers and those approaching leaving care we will offer bespoke housing support for young people seeking to live independently. We will help them find an appropriate home, help them to move in and set up their finances and support them to settle in their new home successfully.

Positive Steps with Blackpool Coastal Housing

Bradford College

Bradford College

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Bradford College will support care leavers interested in applying to study here as well as care leavers who are already studying here.

Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community

Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community

Sports and fitness training

Through the power of football and the brand of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Albion in the Community (AITC) is committed to delivering high-quality, accessible opportunities to the community.

Brighton Dome & Festival

Brighton Dome & Festival

Festival work placements

Like music, gigs and events? Ever wondered what it’s like backstage in a music or arts venue? Ever wanted to part of the action?

CACHE Alumni

CACHE Alumni

Employability support through articles, tools, resources and face to face events, offering support with CVs, covering letters, application forms and interviews.

Employability support to care leavers who would like to get into (or progress in) careers in care, childcare and education.

Calderdale College

Calderdale College

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Calderdale College will support care leavers interested in applying to study here as well as care leavers who are already studying here.

Clarke Willmott Solicitors

Clarke Willmott Solicitors

CVs and interview skills

Clarke Willmott is a leading law firm that takes pride in being different.

Core Assets Children’s Services

Core Assets Children’s Services

Two Paid Apprenticeships 2019

Core Assets Children’s Services provides two paid care leaver apprenticeship opportunities each year.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Interview skills workshops.

Care leavers are invited to attend an interview skills workshop delivered by Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the West Midlands region.

First Star Academies UK

First Star Academies UK

Aspiring to University, a fully funded long term university preparation programme for Looked-After Young People and Youth Coach positions for Care Leavers.

For Young People in Care who aspire to University - Year 9 students in London

Frontline

Frontline

A fantastic paid opportunity for those aged 18-24 to get involved with recruiting future social workers.

Frontline is a social work charity developing outstanding social workers and leaders committed to significant change for children at risk.

GECKO PROGRAMMES Ltd

GECKO PROGRAMMES Ltd

Administrative internship opportunity

Work placements of between two and six weeks, that can be work trials prior to applying for a Business Admin L2 Apprenticeship

Greater London Authority

Greater London Authority

Peer Outreach Opportunities

The Mayor’s Peer Outreach team are commissioned to engage, inspire and gather the opinions of other young people in the capital. Peer Outreach Workers are paid the London Living Wage.

Greater London Authority

Greater London Authority

Mental Health First Aid Training

We are delivering a London Youth Mental Health First Aid Training scheme to train 200 young people in mental health first aid.

Greater Manchester Higher

Greater Manchester Higher

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaboration of universities and colleges who are working together to improve the provision of information, advice and guidance about progression routes to higher education (HE), alongside offering a menu of activities to raise the aspirations of young people in Greater Manchester.

Specific events and activities to support care leavers to progress to higher education.

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council

Providing new opportunities though the Hampshire Youth Investment Programme, with a target of 1000 internship, traineeship and apprenticeships opportunities by 2019

Hampshire County Council

HOME Arts Centre

HOME Arts Centre

Creative career placements

This year HOME are launching a new volunteering experience placement focused upon young people leaving Care called ‘Explore HOME’.

Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College

Making care leavers exempt from essential course cost and supporting them with essential uniform and kit

Hugh Baird College is a further education College situated in Merseyside, England. It is one of the largest providers of education and training in the area, delivering over 300 courses to more than 5,000 student

Kingston University

Kingston University

Providing a designated member of staff for care leaver students from application through to graduation. The member of staff not only advises but can where appropriate can advocate on their behalf.

Kingston University London is a public research university. he university specialises in the arts, design, fashion, science, engineering, and business

Kirklees College

Kirklees College

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Kirklees College will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Know You More

Know You More

Virtual coaching to develop life skills and improve employability.

Virtual coaching is a video conversation conducted by a Know You More qualified coach and one or small groups of care leavers.

Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Leeds Arts University will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Leeds City College will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Leeds City College

Leeds City College

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Leeds City College will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Leeds College of Building will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Leeds Trinity University will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

Liverpool FC Foundation

Liverpool FC Foundation

Work placements

From January 2019, a place will be provided on the employability programme, supplemented by two days working within the Community Development Unit.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Widening care leavers access to the University through information, advice and providing practical support to care leavers while they are studying at the University.

Liverpool John Moores University is a public research university in the city of Liverpool, England.

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

Work placement over 12 months

An opportunity exists within Manchester Museum for a care leaver to undertake a 12 months’ work placement.

Mary Rose Museum

Mary Rose Museum

Volunteer placement

Working alongside the Guest Relations Team at the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Midland Metro Alliance

Midland Metro Alliance

The Midland Metro Alliance is working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands to extend the West Midlands Metro by 34km across the region. An infrastructure project of this size requires a skilled workforce, and the Midland Metro Alliance is dedicated to growing a local hub of construction and light rail expertise.

Midland Metro Alliance - Connecting Futures in the West Midlands

Miss Represented

Miss Represented

Become a member of a creative collective

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship project Miss Represented is an arts collective, which works with young women who face challenging life situations

NFA Group

NFA Group

A fair salary and combined training with hands-on experience of working in a real working environment.

Positive Outcomes Apprenticeship Programme

Norman Galloway Ltd (N|Galloway)

Norman Galloway Ltd (N|Galloway)

Shortlist for a rental property

Priority to Care Leavers on all housing applications

Norwich City Council

Norwich City Council

Work experience placements in Human Resources and Learning, Elections and Grounds Maintenance.

Norwich City Council is offering 3 short term work experience opportunities of 3 - 8 weeks’ duration.

Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council

Ensuring that care leavers continue to be given priority banding for social housing within Nottingham City

Nottingham City Council's commitment to the Care Leaver Coveant.

Nottingham Forest Community Trust

Nottingham Forest Community Trust

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate In Sport and volunteering in The Forest Sports Zone

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate In Sport & volunteer position in the sports facility The Forest Sports Zone.

Oaklands College

Oaklands College

Working with the virtual school to provide cohesive and holistic support

Oaklands College is a further education college in Hertfordshire, England, established in 1991

PGL

PGL

Up to 1000 Job opportunities in catering, hospitality, housekeeping and retail within a national network of 16 activity centres

PGL is the UK’s leading outdoor education provider, delivering inspirational learning through adventure.

Quantum Care Limited

Quantum Care Limited

This is a great opportunity to join the team at Quantum Care Ltd. and work towards a Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification.

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship

Qwest Services

Qwest Services

Work experience placements within - customer services, energy & carbon reduction, business administration, building support, projects and compliance and digital transformation.

Come and join Qwest Services to gain a range of work experience opportunities

Reconomy Ltd

Reconomy Ltd

A friendly, growing business that has a wide range of functions such as accounts, marketing and customer service. Applicants can opt for a phased, job shadow opportunity with their PA

Paid Internship opportunities in Telford

Remploy

Remploy

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service for employees and apprentices

This confidential service delivered by Remploy is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and is available at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

STEM work placements

Rolls-Royce will take care leavers (16-19) on a week’s STEM work experience placement from January 2019.

Roundhouse Theatre

Roundhouse Theatre

Performing arts and music training and volunteering.

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals.

Roundhouse Theatre

Roundhouse Theatre

Discounted theatre tickets.

The Roundhouse is offering looked after children and care leavers free / discounted tickets to Roundhouse produced events.

Royal Veterinary College

Royal Veterinary College

Work experience

RVC are offering two work experience places, up to six weeks’ duration – available throughout the year

Royal Victoria Country Park

Royal Victoria Country Park

Volunteering opportunities

A variety of roles available from tour leaders, demonstrators, and coffee shop workers.

Salford City College

Salford City College

Making care leavers exempt from essential course costs and supporting them with essential uniform and kit

Salford City College is one of the most successful colleges in the North West

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Offering Care Leavers access to 365 day university accommodation and offering discreet reassurance and pastoral support from a student Residential Advisor in their accommodation site on request.

Sheffield Hallam University is a public university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Sky

Sky

Customer Service Advisor – Call Centre Sheffield (£16k-£20k)

Sky UK is a British telecommunications company. It is the UK's largest pay-TV broadcaster with over 11 million customers

Social Mobility Foundation

Social Mobility Foundation

Aspiring Professionals Programme 2020

SMF supports ambitious young people from low-income backgrounds to access universities and careers through running free work experience with top companies

South Thames College

South Thames College

All Children Looked After and Care Leavers will be allocated a support worker during their study programme, who will support them whilst they are studying at the college and sign post to the relevant support.

South Thames College was founded in 1895, funded by a tax on whiskey! Students had to pay what was then a substantial fee of £1 a term for day classes

Step

Step

Are you interested in being involved in politics and working closely with MP's, but don't feel that you have the right education or experience to get you there?

The Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA)

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA)

Providing definitive expertise, advice and good practice on fair admissions to the UK HE sector, staff in Further Education Colleges offering HE and other stakeholders, to help HE providers in their drive to support those in and from care.

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA) is the independent and objective voice on UK higher education admissions.

The Big House

The Big House

Open House Project - an intensive 12-week programme of life skills and employability workshops.

The Open House Project runs twice a year. It is an intensive 12-week programme of life skills and employability workshops, drama sessions and rehearsals, and 3 weeks of public performance.

The Big House

The Big House

Weekly drama drop-in

The workshops provide a great opportunity for young people to participate in drama, hear from guest-speakers from the creative industry and make friends

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)

Inform, connect, support and champion the work of professionals enabling further and higher education progression for care leavers

Higher education activities and resources for care leavers, children in care and those who support them.

The Old Vic

The Old Vic

Front Line scheme which gives 16–25 year olds the opportunity to discover more about careers in theatre and develop key transferable skills through paid placements with our Front of House team

Discover more about working in the theatre

The Training Hub

The Training Hub

50 free online preventative courses on subjects such as knife crime, self esteem, drugs and alcohol awareness, eating disorders, managing my anger, loneliness and Isolation and many more. There will also be adult wellbeing courses and courses for parents to access..

Free access to The Big Initiative 50 preventative online courses for young people leaving care.

University of Bath

University of Bath

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers

The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset

University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

The University of Bradford will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

The University of Huddersfield will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

The University of Leeds will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Offering Care Leavers access to 365 day university accommodation, discreet reassurance and pastoral support from a student Residential Advisor.

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

A support package especially designed to help care leavers access, study and succeed at the University of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education.

University of Salford

University of Salford

To prioritise Salford Advantage bursaries (£1000 per annum) and Salford Support Fund monies to care leavers to both reward aspiration and to help students where in real need

The University of Salford, Manchester is a public research university in Salford, Greater Manchester

University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Widenening care leavers access to the University through information, advice and support, and providing practical support to care leavers while they are studying at the University.

The University of Sunderland will support care leavers interested in applying to study there as well as care leavers who are already studying there.

University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Continue to work closely with Hampshire Children’s Services, Hampshire Virtual School and Hampshire Fostering Network, alongside other local organisations

The University of Winchester is a public research university based in the city of Winchester, Hampshire, England

Volition Community

Volition Community

Work / volunteering experience at Manchester Cathedral.

Volition Community is offering volunteering / work experience placements for two care leavers within the Volition team at Manchester Cathedral.

W H Bence Coachworks Limited

W H Bence Coachworks Limited

12 weeks’ work placement with a manufacturer of specialist vehicles and trailers.

W H Bence Coachworks Limited are experts in the design and build of specialist vehicles and trailers.

Wakefield College

Wakefield College

Improving access, performance, experiences and progression for care leavers.

Wakefield College will support care leavers interested in applying to study; as well as those already studying.

West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College

A bursary scheme made accessible to our Children in Care by informing Social Work Teams when the application stage is open. We support our care leavers with applying for funding and assist them with meals at lunch time, stationary, course equipment and uniform and travel expenses

West Suffolk College is a Further Education college in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Wilmott Dixon

Wilmott Dixon

Construction workshops, employability sessions & work experience

Willmott Dixon is one of the biggest construction companies in the United Kingdom, employing more than 3,500 people