Young people enjoy experiencing work places, learning about different types of jobs and hearing from all kinds of employers.

The overall aim of #BlowYourSocksOff is to improve the long-term employability of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Get involved.

Get Involved

A tour of your workplace: small group of young people get a feel for your working environment.

A taster: young person gets the opportunity to witness first-hand a typical day in a particular job.

Work placement: days and hours are completely flexible and can be adapted to suit the needs of both the young person and the employer.

Ring-fenced employment: employers can ring-fence suitable entry level jobs. We recruit for them and support new starts on-site for free.

Mentoring: put your staff through our one day accredited mentoring training, designed to provide them with the skills needed to mentor young people or trainees.

Volunteer mentoring: gain accredited training to support a young person on our Give and Take Scheme in your free time.

Pro Bono: share your specialist skills and expertise to us on a pro-bono basis that might improve our organisational capabilities.

These are just some of our ideas but all other ideas are welcome.

Employers can get involved through our Give & Take Scheme, Start programme, Outreach, Aiming Higher, or employability work with young people leaving care.

Fore more information contact Neil Hutcheson on or call 028 9031 1007.