Having recently taken twenty of their students to Unity Radio’s The Hanger to an intimate discussion with UK chart-topping rapper and businessman Tinchy Stryder, Rathbone Training continues to do more than just help young people transform their lives. The youth charity offers vocational education as well as fascinating incentives that facilitate the effective transition from youth to work-ready-adulthood.
“Rathbone unlocks the potential of learning”, the organisation’s CBM told TNT before adding, “We work with young people and work with them” in order to support their progression to further their education, training and work.
The UK wide youth charity provides training to a range of young people ranging from 14 to 24. Manchester’s centre – situated in Wellington House, Piccadilly Gardens – is one of 40 centres across the UK and was instrumental in the charity’s successful support of over 10,900 young people last year alone.
Although a quarter of a million people are unemployment in the north west, owing not only to the Tory-LibDem austerity regime affecting businesses but to low qualifications of young applicants, Rathbone offers a means to an end to the young – arguably the worst affected.
The charity offers young people “work experience opportunities, the chance to boost their Maths and English, and gain nationally recognised qualifications to help them secure an apprenticeship or full-time job in their chosen career path”, Rob Tickle, a spokesman for Rathbone told TNT.