On the 16th of March, the REL Group launched their first student programme ‘ASEVOLVE’ in partnership with local charity Adviza. Adviza support children in the local community who are, or will be, at risk of falling into the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) category.
As confidence is the number one unemployment barrier and why people fall into the NEET category, the REL Group offered to share their expertise and advice with a group of local students through Adviza.
Five students aged 14-15 years old from Queensmead House School in Windsor, a local SEN (Special Educational Needs) school, were invited to the REL Group head office where they took part a series of fun educational activities designed to increase their confidence. These activities included marshmallow and spaghetti tower building, colour profiling and recruitment workshops.
By giving each student a positive workplace experience and a new set of skills, the REL Group are demonstrating that the office environment is not such a scary place. Helping these young people to believe in themselves will give them the confidence the apply for jobs and a positive experience to draw on when needed. Whether it’s writing their CV, attending their first interviews, or dealing with their first challenges in the workplace.
“The Teaching Assistant’s raved about the day! The feedback was about how well your team ‘got’ our students and how the day was superbly planned with plenty of practical activities. I don’t think I have seen a staff team come back so enthusiastic about a trip. I cannot thank you and the REL Group enough and I really hope we can work together again in the near future”, commented the Deputy Head Teacher at Queensmead School.
With such a positive review, the REL Group are proud to have given these young people an extra boost to help them in their journey to employment. If you would like to be involved in future ASEVOLVE activities email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.