October is one of our favourite months here at FIRST – we just love dressing up for Halloween, the crunchy autumn leaves under our feet and being able to drag out our favourite woolly jumpers from the closet! Oh, and we finally don’t need an excuse to watch Hocus Pocus on repeat, which is undoubtedly the greatest Halloween film of all time! (Disclaimer: I’ve been asked to stress that these ‘cringeworthy’ clichés are mine and are actually not reflective of the wider team – Simon).
There is absolutely no need to get scared this Halloween though, as the fourth edition of GET STARTED is here and it is jam-packed with all sorts of amazing opportunities handpicked by us, for you!
Go on! ‘Trick or TREAT’ yourself!
Remember, if these opportunities don’t appeal to you at the moment, they may be perfect for someone you know. With this in mind, please feel free to share them with your friends, peers and family. To access the opportunities and receive this newsletter, all they need to do is register free at https://firstnetwork.co/first-breakthrough/. Be the gateway to someone taking the most important step of their career!
All of the opportunities have the details of how to get involved and find information, however if you have any queries or require further information please contact us via: email@example.com
Now, let’s GET STARTED!
OPPORTUNITIES WITH FIRST!
Here at FIRST we work with people from across the region to connect them to local job opportunities, work placements and training.
One of the projects we are currently working on is ‘Building Steps to a Brighter Future’ which aims to help those who are unemployed and 18-29 from North Tyneside to get job ready, find work or to start their own business.
As part of the project we have two work placement positions available here at FIRST for a Graphic Design assistant and a Web Developer assistant.
In the Graphic Design role, you will be given a brief from us about ‘Building Steps’ and you will have freedom to get creative with designing some of its marketing material including flyers, posters, roller banners, social media posts as well as brand guidelines. Applicants for this role must have an interest or understanding of graphic design software.
Whereas the Web Developer assistant will be tasked with creating a website for ‘Building Steps’ using the WordPress platform. Applicants for this role must have a working understanding of WordPress.
As part of your placement you will also be regularly supported with one to one sessions designed to help you develop as an individual, establishing your interests as well as developing your skills for future work.
To be eligible for this opportunity you must live in North Tyneside (to find out use your postcode on this site https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-councillors), be aged 18-29 and be currently unemployed or working 16 hours or less.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then please contact Alice Holliday on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07922090726.
Deadline: Friday 31st October
This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund.
WANT TO START A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?
TRN are offering a free Level 1 Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Services as well as a Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for those aged 19 or over and who find themselves unemployed and on benefits.
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in construction, during training you will have your travel costs reimbursed as well as a free CSCS Health & Safety Test, a free CSCS Green Labourers card and free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – up to the value of £20.
Once successfully completed you will also receive a free start tool bag up to the value of £100.
To find out more please visit the TRN website.
P.S if you’re aged 16-24, unemployed and unsure of which career path to take TRN also offer a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service WITH a Multi-Sector bolt on which allows you to choose from Warehousing, Health & Social Care, Construction, Retail and Hospitality.
You can find out more here.
WANT TO FIND YOUR VOICE?
Want to build your confidence and find your voice? Want to make a difference to your life? Digital Transitions might be for you!
Digital Transitions is a fully funded programme for care experienced young people aged 16-25. It aims to support you in finding your voice, building confidence, learning skills, developing support networks and creating change in your life in a relaxed and creative environment.
Digital Transitions will be tailored to your needs and interests offering one-to-one mentoring, employability workshops and ‘hands on’ digital media and journalism training that will allow you to get out and about in the community creating stories and media about issues that are important to you! You will also be supported to gain nationally recognised accreditation and supported into work placements.
The flexible programme starts in November. Session are once a week and will be arranged at a time that works for you. There will be opportunities for drop ins, phone support, social activities, additional skills masterclasses and field trips in the local area.
For more information please contact David Kidger at Headliners Newcastle on 0191 231 4394 or email email@example.com
TRUSTEE ROLE WITH OPERATING THEATRE
Operating Theatre are a Newcastle based charity that provides bespoke theatrical experiences that can transform the way people think about health and wellbeing.
They are currently on the lookout for some forward-thinking young trustees with an interest in the arts to join their board. They are especially keen to hear from anyone with knowledge of health and social care, health care education and promotions, communication and marketing.
To apply you can contact Operating Theatre via their website https://operatingtheatre.org.uk
What is a (charity) trustee anyway?
Some of you may be wondering what a trustee is, or what they do.
A trustee is an unpaid role and the board of trustees have the overall responsibility for a charity. They usually meet between 4-8 times a year and make decisions on its governance, strategy and finances.
You can find out more about the role of a trustee and what it takes involves here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved.
DID YOU KNOW?
That we do so much more than help connect young people to opportunities we provide some of them too!
One of our exciting new projects is ‘Green for Go! which aims to teach local Level 2 learners about sustainability, global thinking and self employment!
Four young local startups have each told us a problem they’ve faced, and now we will be asking students to help come up with new and innovative solutions!
You can read more about the project here and if you’re looking for experience in workshop delivery, youth work or events management andyou’d like to do a Green for Go! placement then register your interest by completing this short form https://bit.ly/355HuwX