Workingrite

workingriteWorkingrite facilitates paid six-month traineeships for young people away from the classroom.

First launched in 2004 and now operating across Scotland and in parts of England, Workingrite places youngsters in a one-to-one work opportunity away from their peer group; matches each youngster with a smaller-scale business, which ensures closer working with the employers; creates a fair deal for the employer in return for their valued commitment; and ensures on-the-job learning instead of in a classroom.

Between seventy and eighty per cent of Workingrite trainees progress into an apprenticeship or other full-time employment, and over ninety per cent of the employers involved with Workingrite describe the programme as beneficial to their business.