The programme was the inspiration of Rachel Clacher, Co-founder and Director of Moneypenny, which has been voted Top 5 Best Company to work for in the UK. In 2014, Rachel decided to bring the company’s unique approach to people development to a whole new cohort: under-served young women in the local community. The pilot project was so successful that a charity was established in 2015 and called WeMindTheGap.
We believe that giving meaningful opportunities, combined with ongoing support and care, transforms young people’s futures. Our mission is to give new opportunities in life and work to under-served young people in our local communities through the provision of a totally holistic programme which includes 26 weeks of paid employment. This programme helps to address any gaps the young person may be experiencing in maturation, aspiration, confidence, care and skills.
This is not about CV-writing workshops and tea and toast for poor unfortunates…or ticking boxes… This is about delivering real and lasting change for young people who deserve better. This is social mobility in action.
Our programme includes six-months of paid employment during which ten young people at a time have a unique opportunity to develop skills, enjoy new experiences, broaden horizons, build friendships, grow confidence, discover talents, grow ambition and basically discover the power of having choices in life and work.
Find an organisation for further help
Latest news and blogs
Recap: T Levels: What, why, where and how?
T Levels are a new alternative to A levels and other further education courses in England. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into employment, higher education or apprenticeships. Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days, so students spend […]
Social mobility and senior roles: why is it important?
We were delighted to contribute to this article from d&i Leaders (Diversity and Inclusion Leaders), looking at why it’s important for social mobility that people don’t just ‘get in’ to organisations, but are also supported to ‘get on’ and progress in their careers.
Senior leaders from different socio-economic backgrounds have so much to offer organisations, and it’s great to see more and more people recognising the impact that diverse leadership can have.
Not sure where to start? Check out our toolkits for actionable steps to create an organisation where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. https://lnkd.in/dFWDx3MFind out more