80% of the young people who attended Commercial Foundation’s first No Limits programme of the year secured either employment or further education by the time they completed the eight-week programme.
According to the Foundation’s Founder, Simone Hindmarch, several factors contributed to this record figure, including significant, recent investment in new premises, equipment, and team by Commercial Group. The programme content was also restructured.
“Since our inception in 2015, our mission has always been to change the lives of young people who have struggled with barriers to employment,” she explained. “Many of them come from troubled backgrounds, and most find social or professional situations challenging. With our new, practical based format and our expert job coaches, we are able to guide young people with different levels of learning difficulties.”
Commercial initially set a target to support 30 young people a year. Now, with the recent improvements, it has been able to reduce the course time to eight weeks, increase the number of interns from six to 12, and help young people to secure positions even before they complete the programme.