About

The Unlocking Potential project is being delivered by Aspire, BYHP,  SOFEA and Trax. All four are experienced community partners across Oxfordshire with a strong track record of reaching, engaging and empowering young people NEET towards, into and during employment, training and education. Our team of support workers offer 1-2-1 engagement across Oxfordshire with access to a wide range of activities and mentoring. Each young person creates an individualised plan with their support worker enabling them to make the positive changes needed to progress.   Oxford City Council is the Lead Organisation and brings its compliance and governance expertise to support and enable the project partnership

The opportunities offered by this partnership enable young people to quickly develop self-confidence, self-esteem, work readiness and employability. They provide support into meaningful employment, education and training opportunities with a diverse range of local employers and training providers, with ongoing in-work support. This project will provide a comprehensive, intensive and integrated package of fun engagement activities, real work experience, accredited entry-level training, employability development, one-to-one holistic support and work readiness opportunities to young people aged 17-21 NEET for 6 months or more in the county.

Unlocking Potential is part of the Building Better Opportunities scheme funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.