New virtual courses launch

To support even more disadvantaged young people, Blueprint for All is launching three virtual courses aimed at those wanting a career in financial services, creative industries, or who dream of becoming self-employed.

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Date: 17th Jun 2021

Author: Blueprint for All

Type: News

For the past 23 years Blueprint for All has been dedicated to improving the life chances and career prospects of disadvantaged young people.

We have already made great strides in the built environment industry thanks to our successful Building Futures programme which has seen 350 young people studying architecture supported with bursaries and careers guidance. And our revolutionary partnership with recruitment partner urban has recently made waves by winning a coveted Third Sector Business Charity Award.

However, for us to achieve our mission of creating a fairer society for all we know we need to extrapolate the work we do to increase our impact. Thanks to the unprecedented support we have received in the past 12-months from our supporters we are now able to do just that.

Three new courses launch in 2021

We are, therefore, excited to announce the launch of three new virtual careers programmes designed to support under-represented young people enter a range of vibrant industries.

Our Finance & Creative Pathways courses are sponsored by American Express and will give 18-30-year-olds the opportunity to learn from industry experts to gain the confidence and skills required to begin or further their careers. Find out more about the course or apply to join our October cohort.

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Later this year, we will also launch Becoming and Entrepreneur support young entrepreneurs, currently not in education, training, or employment. This hands-on course will give up to 100 16-25-year-olds across England a unique opportunity to build a business plan, learn essential skills, and access a 10-month mentoring scheme to help them create thriving businesses.

“Our new programmes are an exciting opportunity for Blueprint for All to impact the lives of many more young people. They come at a time when students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been worst hit by the pandemic, with up to 27% losing funding, bursaries or employment opportunities.” Said, Tiersha Wilson, Programmes Manager, Blueprint for All. “We are working with some incredible corporate partners such as American Express and the Professional Football Association along with industry experts to deliver these courses which we know will give young people the confidence and skills to succeed in their chosen field.”

We are also seeking up to 100 experienced entrepreneurs to take part in the mentoring scheme. Mentors will be matched to a young entrepreneur based on their experiences to support their journey into self-employment. All mentors and mentees will be fully supported by Blueprint for All and we ask that both can commit to the 10-month programme with a minimum of one session a month.

If you would like to find out more about any of our programmes or how you can get involved, please contact programmes@blueprintforall.org