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Sep10

Sarah's Story

Community Connections North

Sarah's Story

Sarah joined the Ferry Project after taking refuge at the night shelter. She was homeless, had no phone, no ID and therefore problems with benefits, as well as serious trust issues. 

Sep10

Alex's Story

Community Connections North

Alex's Story

Alex joined the Community Connections North programme through Papworth Trust, he had no qualifications limited work experience and had been out of work for 3 years. In coming to the BBO project he hoped to gain some more experience and find employment.

 

Sep04

Kaci - GAPS Study

Kaci - GAPS Study

From the age of nine Kaci did not attend education, because of this therefor she did not have any formal qualifications, never mind confidence or experience with meeting professionals

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Aug23

Spotlight on: The Ferry Project

Help for the homeless and vulnerable

Spotlight on: The Ferry Project

Octavia View, a grade 2* listed building with sections dating back to the 17 century, is the home of the Ferry Project, established in 1999 it is an award-winning charity that helps the homeless in Wisbech and the Fenland area. The charity supports over 270 homeless and over 500 unemployed people a year.

Aug22

Life after GCSE

Life after GCSE

It’s almost September and you’ve just received your GCSE results, you’ve been told by the careers adviser that the next step to success is sixth form but is this the best option for you? What if your results don’t allow you to continue with sixth form? Are A-levels the only recognised qualifications by universities and employers? The answer is simply no because there are multiple ways to jumpstart your career or to get you achieving your secular goals.

Aug20

Don’t let your unspent apprenticeship funds go to waste

Don’t let your unspent apprenticeship funds go to waste

“Just 8 per cent of apprenticeship levy funds have been spent in the 10 months since the scheme’s launch, with £1.28bn of £1.39bn paid in by businesses “sitting unused” in accounts” according to an analysis conducted by the Open University in 2018.

But now, if you are a levy paying employer, any of your unspent apprenticeship funds can be transferred to other employers. This brilliant initiative prevents any funds that you haven’t used, expiring (they expire after two years).

Aug13

Results Day anxiety help list

Results Day anxiety help list

GCSE results day is approaching at lightning speed.

 It could be a day that you are looking forward to, eager to know which 6th form you’ll be going to, or excited for the celebrations with your family and friends. However, this can also be a time of extreme nerves and anxiety.

Aug13

Apprenticeship over University

Apprenticeship over University

Two years ago, I had results day stress along with the stress of an uncertain future. Earlier in the year, I had to decide whether to apply to either an apprenticeship, University or both. I had been faced with Family, teachers and career advisers pushing University due to my grades been potentially wasted if I didn’t pursue a higher education path.

Aug08

Inspirational People

Eminem

Inspirational People

He dropped out of school at age 14, after failing year nine 3 times due to boredom, the only subject he passed was English. 
Marshal Mathers - Eminem- found words powerful and fascinating.

 

Aug08

Paul's Story

Opportunity Suffolk

Paul's Story

Ill health, anxiety issues and low confidence meant that for several years Paul was out of work.  

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