Our Employability Programmes help unemployed people learn new skills and get hands-on experience, improving their confidence and raising aspirations.
STEPP Up is a personal development programme for unemployed women aged 18+. It stands for Self-awareness, Training, Employment, Personal Development and Progression.
In North East Lincolnshire women are experiencing higher-than-average unemployment rates and gender pay gap inequalities. The reasons behind this vary however, in our experience, participants who join Stepp Up often arrive with low self-esteem, have taken time off to raise their family and are finding going back to work a challenge. Other reasons include having suffered long-term sickness or poor mental health.
The programme offers a combination of practical and pastoral support in a relaxed and informal setting. This includes regular 1-1’s from qualified and experience staff, guest speakers, employability workshops, volunteer placements on a range of CLIMB 4 health and well-being initiatives and AQA accredited certificates.
Stepp Up has supported me with my personal development as well as career advice. As a result of all the work and support I received at Stepp Up, I have achieved my end goal – which was to work in mental health. I would recommend this service to anyone that is offered this opportunity!
"Before STEPP Up, I was such a shy and anxious person, but after completing the course I'm feeling so much more comfortable and confident within myself. I could not recommend Climb4 and Stepp Up enough"