Education Department – Opportunities For All – Activity Agreements

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Referral, Engagement and Assessment Stage 2. Needs Assessment and Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational Activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement and Job Matching Stage 5. In work support and aftercare
Pipeline Stage(s): 1
East Renfrewshire Council

For more information please contact Charlie Brownlie, 16+ Learning Choices Advisor

Tel: 0141 577 3277
Email: Charlie.brownlie@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Watch a short 3 minute video on East Renfrewshire Activity Agreements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7foCLCH7Xjg

East Renfrewshire Council pledges to continue to promote and increase awareness of the benefits of volunteering among 16-19 year olds participating in or progressing from an Activity Agreement: http://www.iwill.org.uk/iwill-pledges

What is an Activity Agreement?

An Activity Agreement is an opportunity for young people aged 16-19 living in East Renfrewshire who have left school and are not currently engaging in education, training or employment.

It is an agreement between a young person and an advisor and offers the chance to get involved in a personal programme of learning and activities such as arts and crafts, sports, music, construction, life skills etc.

Activity Agreements offer volunteering experiences to young people traditionally less likely/able to volunteer allowing them to develop skills for and experience the world of work, within the supportive setting of an Activity Agreement.

A young person will be supported by an advisor who will sign-post them onto other agencies if appropriate. Our aim is to nurture, motivate and support a young person to move into and sustain a positive destination.

What can employers offer?
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • The opportunity to share values and beliefs with young people
  • See a young person grow and develop
  • Assist a young person to progress towards education, employment and training
Why be involved?
  • By investing time in a young person and taking advantage of the energy, talent and commitment they can offer, an employer has the opportunity to shape the future work force
  • Potential for a future member of staff
  • An opportunity to engage with the wider community