We’re the YES Project; a Youth Employability Support project working with the young adults of Leicester and Leicestershire, who are aged 15 – 24 and who aren’t in employment, education or training. The YES Project is a partnership of seven youth organisations and charities from across Leicestershire, and we use a tailored, holistic, approach when it comes to the support we offer.
We work with young people who are the furthest removed from the labour market and who face barriers to finding work; like issues with their mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, previous offences, or who may have cultural and language barriers.
Each of our delivery partners bring something unique to the project and we can provide support every step of the way; whether that be intensive support or finding work experience with some of the UK’s largest retailers. Not only do we offer employability support, like CV writing and interview techniques, we also have the ability to hone in on more niche areas too, like media creation.
We know our young people want to grow and develop, which is why we try to present them with as many opportunities as possible. Whilst we’re able to offer classroom activities that mean young people can earn qualifications, we can do more outside of the box things too – like outdoor pursuits. We know that developing skills and encouraging growth isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we strive to provide a variety of activities our young people can access.
Our aim is to work together to help these young people find their way, whether that’s finding a job or a training opportunity. Through the extensive support, encouragement, activities and sessions we provide, our young people can develop their skills, gain qualifications and make new friends. At YES, we’re able to change the lives of the people we support.
Find out more about who we support, who we work with and who we are below.
Who we can support
We have criteria as to who we can help, so find out if you, or the young person you work with, is eligible here.
Organisations we work with
We work with youth organisations and charities from across the county, and you can find out who here.
Meet the team
Ever wondered who the faces behind the YES Project are? Have a look and see who you're talking with here.