Earlier this week, key funding partners visited The Albion Foundation to celebrate the success of our Hatch programme participants. The partners talked to both former and future candidates for the programme about their journeys into employment and how the project has helped them to develop.
Hatch is an employability programme run by UK Youth in partnership with KFC and The Albion Foundation to support and empower young people - giving them training, one on one support and practical work experience, to help young people build their skills, confidence and land their first job.
The first cohort has been very successful, with participants being placed in valuable work placements, resulting in the majority securing further employment. The positive attitude and enthusiasm of participants played a significant role in their success.
"I've just completed the Hatch programme with The Albion Foundation, and they were very supportive of me.
"I was able to build my confidence up and I'm now officially working in KFC at Great Bridge. They supported me throughout the project and didn't give up," said Ben, a Hatch programme participant at The Albion Foundation.
The group also received a tour of one of our partner locations, Portway Lifestyle Centre, learning about how The Albion Foundation operates in the community with Portway hosting a panel conversation for the young people and KFC Restaurant General Manager's to discuss their positive experiences of Hatch.
The programme provides workshops and paid work experience placements for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training, or are at risk of being so.
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