What is our Employability project all about?

After a successful year-long pilot, we now provide Employability help to all our Longford Scholars to support them, when they get their degrees, to move into graduate-level jobs and to navigate any obstacles in their path. The project is about listening to their aspirations and then working with them, with employers, and with expert partners to offer training sessions, signposting, employment advice, peer-support and placements to maximise each scholar’s chances of embarking on the career of their choice. One employer, who has given graduate jobs to three recent scholars, describes our Employability project as giving her access to ‘the best talent pool in the country’.

Opportunity Knocks

We are steadily building a portfolio of internships, placements and volunteer roles to give scholars a stepping stone, often while still students, into long-term employment. If you are an employer and feel that you could work with us, contact Abi Andrews, our Employability Manager.

Have you met?

Experience has shown us that a single conversation with the right person can be the catalyst for possibility and opportunity. Our trained, volunteer employment advisers are on hand to work with our graduate Longford Scholars as they find the right job opening for them.

  • Support into degree-level jobs on graduation
  • Specialist training programmes to get job-ready
  • Linking with a network of employers looking to recruit
  • Internships, placements and volunteer roles
  • Funded by the Dreamchasing Foundation and the Stone Family Foundation

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