Kick Start is our work experience placement programme which is designed to provide Futures customers with essential work experience whilst also developing skills that support career development.
We offer work experience placements to school students and customers. Applications are now closed until October 2017 for the next work experience period, which begins in March 2018 and lasts until July 2018.
If you’re a school student and would like to apply for a work experience placement, download a Schools Work Experience Opportunities & Application.
Local businesses – how you can help
We are looking for organisations based in Derbyshire and Northamptonshire to help support the work experience element of Futures Gateways by providing placements to customers. If you are interested in finding out more please call 0300 456 2531.
Find out how we’ve helped some of our customers…
Carrie-Ann Griffin (28), who lives in Daventry, is one of the first Futures customers to benefit from carrying out a work experience placement. Find out more about her story.
Donna (45) found herself in a refuge in Derby after she fled a case of domestic violence. After reaching out to Futures for help she found a new home and support towards a new career. Find out more here.
Joe Homar (15) gained a school work experience placement through Futures Gateways with our grounds maintenance social enterprise Futures Greenscape. After enjoying the placement so much he contacted Greenscape and asked to complete another week. Watch the videos below to find out about the support Joe received from Futures Gateways and his experiences of working with Futures Greenscape.