Bridges Project – Employability team
Bridges Project is an independent, local charity which works with young people in East Lothian and Midlothian to help them manage the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and life beyond school.
Three practice teams deliver our work and objectives; Transitions, Skills for Life and Employability
Way2Work#CashBack provides employability support and accredited qualifications to young people aged 14-21 in East Lothian and Midlothian.
The service provides one-to-one tailored support as well as delivering group structured group programmes, including:
- Construction (CSCS)
As well as accredited learning opportunities units in:
- Preparation for Employment
- Animal Care
- Health and Safety at Work
- Food Hygiene
Young people are supported into positive destinations including employment, further education, volunteering and training. The service is delivered at Bridges Project, in schools and in community settings.
Key partners include:
- local and national employers
- local colleges
- Midlothian Council’s Lifelong Learning and Employability team
- East Lothian Works.
The Way2Work#CashBack team consists of a Coordinator and two Employability Support Workers who work closely together to ensure the right package of support is provided at the right time for participants to maximise access to and sustainability of learning outcomes and positive destinations.
The Way2Work East Lothian service delivers a customised and individually tailored employability package to young people aged 15 to 21 years who live in East Lothian.
It provides employability support and skills development, work practice placements and ongoing support to help young people achieve and sustain positive destination in further education, employment or training. The service links closely with the Skills for Life and Transitions teams to provide a fully integrated approach, which maximises the benefits of the work for participants on their journey to employment.
Intended Client Groups:
- Young People
- 15 - 21
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
Unit 1, Bogpark Road
Monday to Friday
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Provider's Name: Bridges Project
Bridges Project is a charity which provides a number of services to assist young people to manage transitions into adulthood and life beyond school in East Lothian and Midlothian. Services are offered on a voluntary basis and are free and confidential. Our objectives are to assist young people with:
- improving their employability, training and education-related skills
- managing their move to independent living
- developing skills which will help them manage a job, a house, relationships etc
- becoming more active members of the community
- realising their potential