Cynydd is led by Pembrokeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with fellow local authorities and FE Colleges together with Careers Wales alongside approved training providers such as Really Pro Ltd.
To find out more about how we can support your pupils aged 16+ in either Y11 or your Sixth Form please talk with our Schools Advisor Kelly Monroe on: firstname.lastname@example.org
0844 870 7568
“Working with Really Pro on projects to support young people and adults aged 16-24 has brought great results. They have a real understanding of young people and how to use appropriate interventions to reduce and prevent NEET outcomes.”Lea ReedChair of GovernorsYsgol Rhyd Y Gors – Specialist Behaviour Unit
Really Pro provided the Career Capsule on our PSE Days focusing on Employability sessions for our Y10+11 pupils at our school in a professional, innovative format. Our aim is to support young people achieve their potential and with their support we delivered our objectives.”Julie FossBusiness ManagerSir Thomas Picton school
What is Cynydd?
The Cynydd Funding Support Scheme is a part funded European Social Fund project aimed at supporting children and young people aged 11-24 who are most at risk of disengaging with education across West Wales. The £19 million project will run until 28th February 2019 and aims to work with an estimated 4,500 young people across West Wales.
How can Cynydd benefit your school?
Really Pro is an approved Cynydd Framework provider offering solutions to schools across Pembrokeshire, Powys and NPT. Our services aim to support pupils in schools and learning establishments with a range of tailored vocational and employability experiences or broader learning options to engage pupils 16+ in Year 11 – 13 at risk of disengaging from their education provider.
Our services offers 3 main programmes called:
- JOB POD
- CAREER CAPSULE
- STEP INTO INDUSTRY
Each programme of activity aims to support young people to achieve the relevant skills or industry exposure so they can either rediscover a further learning pathway suitable for their needs to reengage with education or they can gain useful, practical skills for industry or employment. For some pupils our employability skills and learning experiences with employers aim to give pupils real life exposure and a better understanding of the workplace through the use of work experience placements appropriate to their needs.
Cynydd is led by Pembrokeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with fellow local authorities and FE Colleges together with Careers Wales alongside approved training providers such as Really Pro Ltd. To find out more about how we can support your pupils aged 16+ in either Y11 or your Sixth Form please talk with our Schools Advisor Kelly Monroe on: email@example.com
Really Pro agrees with the sentiments expressed by Cllr Jamie Adams, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council at the launch of the fund in the Bridge Innovation Centre in 2016 when he said, “For many young people there are few positive role models who can introduce them to the concept of working life. This is an opportunity now for us to excite and energise these young people, raise their enthusiasm and show them what we can deliver for them.”
“The project aims to support those most at risk of becoming NEET – otherwise known as not in employment, education or training – by identifying their needs at an early stage and giving them extra support”
“This project will help ensure that businesses in West Wales have access to a suitably trained workforce for the next forty years.”
Our high impact employability and work readiness programmes are aptly called the JOB POD and CAREER CAPSULE. They are designed to innovatively support pupils to develop employability and work readiness skills to prepare them for the world of work and employment.
The JOBPOD can cater to groups of 1-10 pupils and can be run over single sessions or over a series of sessions over 4 weeks or 8 weeks. For shorter interventions 1 – 2 days schools can utilise the CAREER CAPSULE for either small group sessions or 1-2-1 sessions with pupils.
Our enthusiastic team of professionals who run both the JOB POD and CAREER CAPSULE have a real passion for helping young people realise their potential by working with them to show them how to:-
- Prepare a career capsule profile
- Research careers and develop a personal Career Action Plan
- Register with Job Sites
- Job Search
- Develop a basic CV or Digital Video CV (available on 4-8 week programmes only)
- Complete a job application
- Develop interview skills
Both the JOB POD and CAREER CAPSULE has a digital kit that can be brought into any educational environment or can run in an external setting and can be delivered across Pembrokeshire, Powys and NPT and can also be funded via Cynydd Funding – Eligibility criteria dependant.
Young people can benefit greatly from ‘real life’ industry exposure and experiences. Industry experiences are highly beneficial for pupils who excel in subjects or those who may struggle in traditional curriculum subjects as they can broaden their horizons and vision for the future.
Our STEP INTO INDUSTRY programmes offers pupils access to a range of ‘work taster experiences’ and exposure experiences in coordinated work focused activities in vocational subject areas such as construction, professional services, creative & media, STEM, tourism and hospitality.
We realise not all schools have the resources onsite or to hand so our STEP INTO INDUSTRY programmes can be delivered over sessions spanning 4-8 weeks to small groups or 1-2-1 for pupils with additional needs.
As an example our STEP INTO INDUSTRY creative and media programme was recently delivered over 8 weeks to a small group of pupils providing them with the opportunity to learn and develop Web Development skills, Branding & Marketing Skills in a ‘real world’ context by visiting Web & Media Agencies, working offsite and at the same time achieving a City & Guilds Level 2 Digital / Marketing Qualification.
Our STEP INTO INDUSTRY programmes can be delivered in most subject areas across Pembrokeshire, Powys and NPT can potentially be funded via Cynydd Funding – Eligibility criteria dependant.