The This-Ability programme is built around achievement of our Employability Passport.

Stage 1 is where you will start your journey with the This-Ability project. You will attend a 10-week course where you will get involved in various activities that will enable you to build up the core skills you need before going into work. We call these the Core Capabilities and they form the first half of the Employability Passport.

What are the 6 Core Capabilities?

Openness
Openness

Self-esteem
Self-esteem

Resilience
Resilience

Reliability
Reliability

Motivation
Motivation

Awareness of the Labour Market
Awareness of the Labour Market


This part of the programme is classroom based, but may include

  • outdoor team building
  • problem solving activities
  • employer visits
  • sector specific activities

We will always make sure we cater to the different needs of all our participants to make sure all activities are fully inclusive.

Lunch will be provided on the first day of the programme. You can bring packed lunch for the rest of the course or there are shops within walking distance.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will work with your mentor to explore different job roles and employment sectors and choose one of our partner organisations to go to for Stage 2 of the programme. Stage 2 develops sector specific employability skills, but you will not move on unless both you and your mentor feel you are ready.