Careers Education Service (support for 16-24 year olds)

Managed by Business 2 Business (B2B), the aim of this programme is to support 1502 young people aged 16 – 24 that are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), into employment, Apprenticeships or  education, over the lifetime of the project.


The project offers an initial assessment to identify goals, barriers, and needs and an action plan will be created to address the items identified. All participants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

B2B also offer four non-regulated workshops:

  •          Confidence and Motivation Workshop
  •          Employability Workshop
  •          Personal and Social Development Workshop
  •          Journey to Work workshop

B2B will assist participants to progress into Apprenticeships, Employment and Education.  The caseworkers will provide careers focused Information Advice and Guidance, and Local Labour Market Intelligence to young people to enable them to progress towards their goals.  In some circumstances the travel costs for the client can be covered.

B2B will be working with various employers and training providers to source new apprenticeship and employment opportunities. B2B will also be hosting a series of events throughout the city and county. B2B can support clients until July 2018.


Careers Education Service (CES) programme case studies

A local young male was referred to the CES programme to help and support him gain employment or training. This customer is registered disabled, he has Asperger’s Syndrome and dyslexia, and so can struggle in certain situations with social difficulties and holding appropriate conversations.  The client had some reading and understanding challenges at times, and struggles with writing,  so he also wanted support with social activities, C.V, cover letter and applying for jobs and training courses.

Customer Barriers

  • Maintaining a focus on the activities to be completed without disruption
  • Making sure that the conversations the client starts in groups are appropriate
  • Ensuring there is enough support in place, as he really struggles with reading, writing and comprehension

With B2B support and confidence building , the customer has been for an interview and was offered work experience with a local gym which is a Sector Based Work Academy (SBWA) 12 week course.  It is a fitness industry course for disabled people,  and the SBWA are offering training and a qualification, plus experience to peruse a career in the industry.

So far, the course has helped the customer to understand a little more about what is appropriate to discuss in a working environment, and has given him more confidence in starting conversations in group sessions. He has gained a better C.V and cover letter, and passed the 12 week SBWA in fitness training.  This suits him, as he has been going to the gym since he was about the age of 13 so he was very pleased to gain this opportunity.

This customers  whole life is focused on nutrition, and to be able to work in a gym, so further support will be given to him to find and gain a Traineeship or Apprenticeship to continue with his progression.


Want to refer someone to the Careers Education Service? To book an appointment, please contact us on:

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Business 2 Business (UK) Ltd,  2nd Floor | Aquis House | 211 Belgrave Gate | Leicester | LE1 3HT

Business2Business is a Leicester based employment support provider, with 27 years experience of working with disadvantaged groups. Business2Business is strongly linked to community organisations and local people enabling very effective engagement. The company also has strong networks with statutory and voluntary sector providers enabling close partnership working with healthcare, skills and advice providers and training providers.

Embedded in the business community, Business2Business  have a good understanding of employers’ needs leading to very effective employer engagement.

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