Switch onto Employment

Support for young people aged 16-24 to move into further training, education or employment.


Area Belfast,
Age Range 16-24
Concern Category Employability,

About the Service

Switch onto Employment (SOE) supports young people aged 16-24 year to move into further training, education or employment whilst learning in a fun and creative way.

Interventions provided:

  • A 26 week intensive programme.
  • Essential skills in English and Maths.
  • OCNNI qualifications in ICT, Employability and Personal Development up to and including Level 1.
  • OCN Level 1 in Youth Work Practice.
  • Weekly sessions at the gym.
  • Participation in Arvon Creative Writing Residential.
  • One to one personal support.
  • Access to other support services.
  • Access to employment.

Quote from service user:

“Most teachers teach from a book – SOE teachers teach from the heart.”

Watch poetry from our 2019 Arvon residential here: https://youtu.be/PIfK02gOXgw

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