Change Cycle

Paving the road towards a better future

The Change Cycle programme supports participants to build aspiration, motivation and self-confidence while developing key employability skills.

The programme is for young people aged 16-24 who are not in work, education or training, facing long term unemployment and disadvantage or potentially at risk of (re-)offending or anti-social behaviour.

The 8-week programme has various elements delivered digitally and in the workshop. 


If you or your organisation work with young people (16-24) looking to gain the skills they need to get into work or training get in touch.

Where?


We are currently taking referrals from:


Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

Edinburgh, East Lothion, West Lothian and Midlothian.

Employability elements will be delivered via Zoom with the bike building elements being delivered from Bike for Good in Glasgow and The Bike Station in Edinburgh.


When? 


Change Cycle programme will be running in Glasgow (West) on the following dates:

  • January 18th – March 12th

  • March 15th – May 7th

Change Cycle programme will be running in Edinburgh (East) on the following dates:

  • February 1st - March 26th

  • March 29th – May 21st


What? 


Change Cycle is a free employability programme.

  • It is an 8-week Employability Fund programme with the first four weeks delivered partly in a workshop and digital training environment and the last 4 weeks delivered in a work-placement environment. The programme is delivered in partnership with Bike for Good and The Bike Station.

  • During the course each participant will: build their own bike, learn bike maintenance, as well as being taught cycle and road safety. The participants of the course will be given the tools to strengthen personal and employability skills, receive certified SQA and Bike Mechanic training and combine all of this learning and experience into a “fit for purpose” CV. All participants will create a personal learning and career development plan before completing a 4-week work placement-restrictions permitting.

  • Participants will get to keep their bike and receive cycling kit to help them ride safely to job interviews, access services and travel to work or college. 


The Change Cycle programme really does makes a difference to the lives of the young people, providing them with truly unique training, as well as developing their job readiness and life skills.

If you or your organisation works with young people that fit the criteria above, please get in touch. 

 

If you have a question about Change Cycle or want to find out more about being referred to the programme please contact the Employability team at changecycleinfo@venturetrust.org.uk or call 0131 228 7700.

 
 

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0131 228 7700

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