Kick Start is our work experience placement programme which is designed to provide Futures customers with essential work experience while also developing skills that support career development.
School work experience placements
Applications for school work experience placements are open until 11 May 2018.
This year we are offering a week’s placement, either from 25-29 June or 16-20 July. Students can apply for experience with a variety of our teams, to cover many roles including grounds maintenance, finance, customer services, repairs and development.
Deadline for applications is 11 May 2018.
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 let us know.
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.