Our Outdoor Employment Programme is continuing to support trainees online, supporting them to access employment.
The Outdoor Employment Programme is an entirely free programme that trains young people aged 16 – 25, who lack direction to become an outdoor activity instructor in a variety of outdoor activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing and High Ropes.
The scheme offers young people the chance to develop new skills, gain nationally recognised qualifications, and build a positive future into employment as an outdoor instructor, with local partner outdoor centres
Around 88% of young people aged 16 – 25 had a positive outcome from engaging with our Instructor Training Scheme during 2019 – 20.
Our online workshops are being tailored to our trainees development needs, from bush craft skills, to navigation and expedition planning.
Key partnerships with local Bristol businesses are also continuing, with a consultation taking place with the SS Great Britain last week. Six trainees from our programme took part in the consultation to discuss an exciting new project – it is great to see the planning stage of new projects valuing the voice and ideas of young people.