#WIO is delivered in partnership with First Housing and funded by Big Lottery.

Business in the Community’s role is to improve the employability and training opportunities for the young people by engaging private sector expertise. Utilising links with employers in the field of training and employment, and building and expanding upon these relationships. Each young person participating in the project has an individual plan towards education, training and employment, tailored to their needs and reflecting their desires and passions. We support direct employer engagement by facilitating employability interventions including using business mentors as positive role models to the young people. Offering work inspiration days, productive internships and ultimately raising the aspirations of the young people, this programmes aims to provide opportunities that may not regularly be open to those participating.

Contact: John O’Connell