Archives for September, 2015

16.09.2015

Why apprenticeships matter at ThinkForward

Why apprenticeships matter at ThinkForward

As part of our mission to equip young people with the skills they need to make a successful transition into employment, we have created our own ThinkForward youth support apprenticeship and currently employ four young people from our programme in the role. Youth support apprentices work alongside coaches at each ThinkForward school providing peer-to-peer mentoring […]

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14.09.2015

ThinkForward’s social impact bond recognised in Prime Minister’s speech

ThinkForward’s social impact bond recognised in Prime Minister’s speech

In the Prime Minister’s recent speech ‘My vision for a Smarter State’, the success of ThinkForward’s social impact bond was highlighted as an example of the positive results that can be achieved via this social investment model. Noting the success of ThinkForward’s pilot across five schools in Tower Hamlets, which saw a NEET rate reduction […]

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07.09.2015

Government promise to cut youth unemployment by 15 percent must include most disengaged

Government promise to cut youth unemployment by 15 percent must include most disengaged

ThinkForward welcomes the government’s commitment to cut youth unemployment by 15 percent in the next 10 years. As part of this strategy particular attention must be paid to supporting young people who are most disengaged. We also welcome the news that employment minister, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, will sign a pledge at the G20 […]

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