Category: Routes to Employment

Skills Bridge learners head to the seaside!

26 July 2023
Our Skills bridge learners headed to sunny Scarborough for an end of year treat! All our learners have worked so hard and achieved so much this year. What better way to celebrate than a fun filled day at the seaside! Learners took the train to Scarborough, once they arrived they enjoyed a day of fish […]

Moving forward from hard times….

8 March 2022
The pandemic has been hard for many of us, and has affected us all in different ways. At Skills Bridge we encourage our interns and trainees to learn about and learn from others experiences, and remember that no two people experience things in exactly the same way. We are delighted that Tom, one of our […]

National Careers Week

22 March 2021
Last week the interns celebrated National Careers Week. The aim of National Careers Week is to support young people, who are soon to be leaving education, think about what they would like to do as a career. This year the interns focused on what their dream job would be. Their answers included the following: working […]

A little post from Dylan!

29 January 2021
Dylan is a learner on our Skills Bridge Prorgramme as well as a resident at our Brackenley Care Home. We asked Dylan to write a little blog post during his writing classes. The glint of the sun reflecting off the top of fluffy white clouds, the weight of life’s pressures ebbing away as hours stretch […]

A little post from James!

25 January 2021
James is one of our learners on our Skills Bridge Programme - we asked him to write a short blog post in his writing class about himself and how he has found and is finding the current lockdown. My 19th birthday was spent in lockdown in April 2020. What a disappointment I had nothing to […]

Success for The Craft Tree Social Enterprise!

15 December 2020
Coming out of the first lockdown meant that companies and businesses were not hiring or taking on people for work placements. This left our Skills Bridge interns with a lot of gaps to fill on their timetables. The idea was to set up a social enterprise that the interns could run, teaching them about designing […]

Inspiring artwork!

30 November 2020
Staff and learners alike are incredibly proud of James Owen Thomas, a current learner on our Skills Bridge Preparation for Adulthood programme, who recently donated his original artwork, “Over the Rainbow” to his local NHS surgery Feastfield Medical Centre, Pateley Bridge. James’ unique artwork combines his passion for nature and the environment, using waste materials […]

The Craft Tree Enterprise!

21 October 2020
You may of seen our blog post by James last week which introduced you to the latest Christmas enterprise group set up by learners on our Skills Bridge Programme. If you missed it let us give you a little recap.... The Craft Tree is a new enterprise started by the staff and learners on our […]

Andrew’s move towards independence!

19 October 2020
For the past 10 months (with a 4 month break in between due to Covid – 19) job coach Katie has offered Andrew support. Andrew works as part of the ground maintenance team at Covance. His daily tasks involve collecting leaves that have fallen from trees, litter picking, sweeping the pavements and window cleaning. His […]

Socially Distanced Teamwork!

12 October 2020
My name is James and I’m a keen artist and a learner on the Skills bridge programme here at HS4LC. I am writing my first blog post for the HS4LC website about "The Craft Tree". What is The Craft Tree?....I’ll explain more to you with regular updates but it is a new enterprise started by […]