Will you Be Involved?

19th August 2019, 9:55am | By Ros Griffiths |

Be Involved is an initiative that enables employers to support the employability of our young people and the future workforce.

By signing up, you will join other businesses and organisations on a directory of people who pledge to work together, around the following key areas across the county: supporting local schools, supporting those with barriers to work, offering apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships.

Be Involved is a Work Wiltshire initiative which is run by Wiltshire Council. Be Involved means your business can support the residents of Wiltshire and inspire a future workforce. You will also have the chance to raise your profile and highlight the great work you are doing within the community through case studies and promotion via Twitter and the Work Wiltshire website.

KP Bodyshop and Garage signed up to Be Involved and said: “We run Youth Project workshops on Saturdays where young people can learn the mechanical trade. We aim to keep kids off the streets working with those between the ages of 14 – 18 years, using their love of cars to inspire and educate them.

 

“Since we started running the workshops last year, two young people have entered apprenticeships, three are on full time courses at Wiltshire College and one also comes back to us to support the new intern. Our current group compromises of four boys and four girls, which is great to see an even split, three of the four girls are home educated, so this gives them a chance to build upon their social skills which they may miss out on not being in school.”

 

You can read their full interview on Work Wiltshire news page.

 

When you sign up to the initiative, a member of our Employment and Skills service will be in contact to discuss what support your business is interested in. We will then contact you when opportunities arise that you have registered an interest in, and we will also check in with you from time to time to see how things are going.

If you would like to Be Involved, please visit Work Wiltshire or contact us at workwilts@wiltshire.gov.uk. If you are a garage in the Trowbridge area that would be interested in running a similar programme as KP Bodyshop and Garage, please contact the Community Engagement Manager, Liam Cripps – liam.cripps@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Volunteer at Lacock

Volunteer at Lacock

Looking to start something new this year? Ever thought...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...

corshamcampus

Start a new leisure membership with us in #Corsham thi...
Corsham Area Board have funding for local priorities

Corsham Area Board have...

The Corsham Area Board is looking to support projects ...
Brunel Shed working in new ways

Brunel Shed working in ...

The Brunel Shed, based at Potley and Pockeridge Hall, ...
Join Music for the Mind

Join Music for the Mind

Music for the Mind, Alzheimer’s Support’s friendly...
AFC Corsham Lionesses welcome girls aged 12-14 of any level

AFC Corsham Lionesses w...

We're looking to expand our U14 girls squad so invite ...
Do you want to get involved with Springfield Community Gardens

Do you want to get invo...

2 years ago, the community gardens at the back and sid...
Harry Potter night at Corsham library

Harry Potter night at C...

Join us for our very own Tri-wizards Tournament - Acti...
Leap Year Leisure Membership Offer

Leap Year Leisure Membe...

          &nbs...

corshamcampus

Today the 11am - 12noon Fun & Floats will be chang...
Celebrating Age at Pound Arts presents The Audition and Eldermirth

Celebrating Age at Poun...

Celebrating Age Wiltshire offers arts, culture and her...

corshamcampus

We're looking for friendly, efficient & organised ...

corshamcampus

RT @Eliorwiltscoun1: At Corsham Springfield. Jacket Po...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volun...
Volunteer at new gardening group

Volunteer at new garden...

Fans of gardening and the great outdoors are invited t...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Free stop-motion animation workshop

Free stop-motion animat...

Corsham Institute are running a stop-motion animation ...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...
Recycling scheme for Wiltshire Air Ambulance needs your help

Recycling scheme for Wi...

The voluntary group Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulanc...
Wiltshire Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater strategy consultation survey

Wiltshire Gypsy, Roma, ...

The current Wiltshire Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boate...

corshamcampus

RT @corsham10k: Here’s the T-shirt, sign up now, we ...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Supports exercise group

Volunteer with Alzheime...

Alzheimer’s Support is looking for friendly voluntee...
Rudloe Youth Club on the Open Blue Bus

Rudloe Youth Club on th...

Youth Club 11-16yrs 6.00pm till 8.00pm on the carp...