Employability

Real Jobs & Real Opportunities

The DRC Youth Project are now established as one of the main providers of youth services in Glasgow. Over a number of years, we have built a strong reputation as a leading organisation in youth engagement, employability and working with and for the hardest to reach young people in our communities.

We have received national recognition in this area, firstly, as SURF Award runners up in 2017/18 for the ‘Youth Engagement and Overcoming Barriers’ award, and then overall winners of the same category in 2018/19 (with our partners Workingrite on the Pathfinder programme).

At the DRC we offer ongoing flexible employability support that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Our approach to engagement is person centred and we have no time limit on the support we offer.

We deliver confidence building, goal setting and motivational programmes that support the development of young people looking to take the next steps into further education, employment, and training. We also provide accredited training and certified programmes, along with group work, one-to-one support, CV writing, job searching, application writing and interview techniques.

We believe that understanding is the key to a young person’s success, and we make sure each young person is prepared and supported to their chosen pathway, so they can not only sustain what they are doing, but also enjoy it.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder is an award-winning work training programme run in partnership between the DRC Youth Project and Workingrite.

The programme combines the knowledge and experience of both charities to create a unique, holistic employability support service open to young people aged 16-24 in the North-West of Glasgow.

Initially young people are engaged through the DRC Youth Project and given tailored one-to-one support and training, which will help prepare them to progress onto the Workingrite induction phase of the programme.

When they are ready, Workingrite will individually match each young person with a small or medium sized local business. This is based on the young person’s interests and abilities, and how they would fit in with the organisation.

The placement is the core of our programme. Trainees learn on-the-job from a designated mentor in the workplace for up to 12 weeks. They are also given ongoing support via their Workingrite Project Co-Ordinator and the engagement team at DRC Youth Project.

Following the completion of a placement we help trainees make the transition from our programme to employment, apprenticeships or further education.

If additional employability work is needed the DRC offer ongoing aftercare support.

The Benefits for Young People:
  • Quality work experience

  • Practical skills training

  • Confidence building

  • Up to £100 per week training allowance, plus travel expenses

  • One-to-one guidance

We work with young people in the areas below: 

Ruchill & Possilpark, Cadder, Drumchapel, Lambhill & Milton, Yoker & Scotstoun, Knightswood, Maryhill, Acre, Summerston, Temple, Anniesland, City Centre & Merchant City, Hill Head & Woodlands, Blairdardie, Yorkhill & Anderston, Jordanhill & Whiteinch, Partick, Hyndland, Kelvindale & Kelvinside.

For more information please contact:

gerard.drc@hotmail.com

07880 384937
0141-951-8669