Introducing ‘New Shoots’ for unemployed young people

7 November 2017

Written by: Vauxhall City Farm Education Team

Better Lambeth - Children and young people - Focus on North Lambeth - Jobs and skills

Vauxhall City Farm is running a personal development and employability skills programme for unemployed young people.

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Introducing ‘New Shoots’ for unemployed young people

Young people will engage in activities to develop the skills needed to succeed in the world of work – such as self-confidence, teambuilding, communication and the ability to manage feelings in challenging situations. A qualification in manual handling will also be achieved.

Week by week

The programme will be running on Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30-15:00.

Week 1 involves team building activities

Week 2 is spent developing social and practical skills which will be applied during the delivery of a social action project

Week 3 provides the team an opportunity to identify a social action project, where they will be empowered to transform an area in local community

Week 4 is delivery week when the social action project is implemented. Participants need to be available Monday-Wednesday in this week

Week 5 focuses on developing and demonstrating the transferrable skills which have been learnt

Week 6 is when young people are supported to identify their goals and to make positive steps to achieve these

Support after six weeks

Additional 1:1 support and mentoring will be provided for up to nine months.

Starting the course

New Shoots start date is 14 November.

More information

  • If you think New Shoots is right for you or someone you know, complete and return a referral form. We will get in touch to arrange an informal chat.
  • Call our Education and Training team on 0207 582 4204 or email
  • For more about Vauxhall City Farm and the work they do in the community, see their information pages