Enhancing the life skills and chances of young people through
innovative and effective education and employability workshops
serious about YoutH
SAY is a youth-focused social enterprise based in London. We specialise in developing innovative, interactive and effective educational workshops and employability training
Working with other youth organisations, educational institutions and employers, we design and deliver educational programmes that aid the progression of young people. Our workshops can be delivered as single sessions or extended programmes. We also help young people into different types of work and apprenticeships through our independent 1-2-1 advice.
We have a particular focus of engaging with young people from NEET (not in education, employment or training) and BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds. Our guidance and support enhances the chances for young people and inspires them to live fulfilling lives while successfully growing in the real world.
With our network and skills, we help organisations run engaging outreach activities. Our work includes addressing the skills shortage in the Engineering and Construction sectors by helping young people enter the industry through our 'Construkt' project.
We have been awarded a bronze Level London Youth Quality Mark, a quality assurance scheme, a programme accredited by City and Guilds.
the construkt Project
Our 'Construkt' Project offers young people a pathway into the engineering and construction industry. We work with a range of Industry leading organisations to take participants through the life cycle of an engineering project, while exposing them to the many different career pathways available in the sector.
The programme is designed for young people aged 18 - 25 from varied backgrounds and is aimed at a mixture of NEET (not in education, employment, or training) as well as students from schools and colleges.
Those that wish to work on-site can undergo the Health and Safety Level 1 and CCS card training, with the intention of obtaining their own CSCS Card. We also organise work experience, as well as support participants in securing apprenticeships or finding employment after the programme has finished.
We have a particular focus of engaging young people from BAME backgrounds and women, due to their underrepresentation in the industry. Over 80% of our candidates have been BAME and 25% female.
We design and deliver impactful accredited and non-accredited employability training using a variety of youth-focused methods and resources such as interactive group activities, poetry, multimedia, inspirational speakers and videos. We help young people to understand employers' needs by innovatively covering topics such as CV's, interviews, application forms, the importance of attitude, and valuable soft skills needed to successfully navigate the workplace.
Our programmes have a candidate satisfaction and retention rate of over 90%, and we have a strong track record of effectively helping hundreds of young people into jobs and apprenticeships through our training and ongoing 1-2-1 support. We have worked with a wide variety of employers and partner organisations such as the including Mayor's Fund for London, and have designed and delivered accredited training for bodies such as NCFE, EDI and BTEC Workskills.
We help young people across London get into jobs and apprenticeships in a range of industries. We can connect you with employers and organisations to help you find work suited to your skills and interests.
We work with organisations and companies in many different ways to help young people to find, get and keep jobs. If you're interested in working with us, we'd love to hear from you!