Inspired to Aspire Digital

BNY Mellon and Salford Foundation have developed a range of projects that will equip young people with building back from the effects of the pandemic.

Get Set – 16-18 year olds

A range of work readiness activities that will be ran in response to the heightened challenges young people may face when moving into the workforce. These will emphasise both generic skills and aptitudes required for success in the workplace and competencies required in particular employment sectors. The programme will include digital mock interviews; ‘meet the employer’ activities; and ‘skills for working life’ sessions. The programme will overcome the current lack of employer encounters and experiences young people are able to access as a result of pandemic restrictions by making full use of digital means of engagement.

New Horizons – 16-18 year olds

This programme will introduce young people to new and emerging job roles and ways of working which will be important for the economy as we move through and beyond the pandemic. This will include newer career choices such as cyber security and the range of digital careers. It will also focus on sectors that are growing in spite of the broad economic downturn. It will enable young people to explore different types of employment, including educating them about the range of self-employment opportunities that are available and enabling them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Digital Buddies

Digital Buddies is a social connection and support project that aims to help people who are struggling to use their phone, tablet or computer to communicate well. It helps by linking people with a trained young person to provide remote one-to-one support to help them solve any particular digital skills challenges, as well as to have a friendly chat.

It helps people who may need support to communicate with friends or family; who may be isolated and struggling; or who may just benefit from having a buddy to talk with and to help with any feelings of loneliness.

If you would like to find more about how you can get involved in our Inspired to Aspire Digital programmes, please get in touch.

Emily Slater

Digital Education Coordinator

What people are saying

"I enjoyed my experience on NCS because I was challenged by myself and others around me. I had a lot of inspiration to carry on and do better. I mixed with people from different backgrounds."

"Without Salford Foundation's support I'd be homeless. You've changed my life and I would never be able to continue my studies without your help."

"Coming here has changed my life around for the better. It has helped me stop offending by looking at why I did it in the first place and helping get things sorted out."

"I am now much more confident in my schoolwork and I listen more and my organisational skills are getting better each day."

"You would not believe the difference coming to Salford Foundation has made. I was sitting in my house, not speaking to anyone for days. My life has changed for the better. I have a life again."

"I can now start living my life again and not be afraid to open my front door. Thank you so much."

"Thank you so much for going above and beyond for my child. Your help and support has helped make such a difference in her life in such a small amount of time. I am truly grateful."

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