The Damilola Taylor Trust’s Career Search and Skills Development Programme helps young people with little work experience acquire skills to help them make the transition to stable and satisfying employment.
It was free to attend and ran from September to December 2019.
The programme was sponsored by The Co-op.
Our delivery partner is HUDL
We were in partnership with St Patrick’s
This programme is for young people aged 16-25 from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
The three-month CSSD programme used innovative learning tools. Participants took part in three professional development days (a CV clinic, an Interviews and assessment centre clinic and a Networking clinic)
and support each other to overcome challenges and barriers through Action Learning Sets.
By end of the programme, participants had improved their skills in
Communication, Job search, Being interviewed (including presentation) and CV writing.
Those interested in Retail or Logistics careers had the opportunity to apply to join the apprenticeship programme of the project sponsor The Co-op.
What CSSD 2018 participants said
“I will definitely recommend the CSSD programme to others, because I have learnt a lot while doing the programme. I have met great people, I have also learnt how to better myself as a person.” IL
“The thing I love most about the CSSD programme is the fact that the staff are so involved in our futures, and they love trying to make us feel involved in all the activities.” AM