Brighter Futures have a number of programmes that focus on equipping our learners with the business skills and knowledge they need to enter the job market. We have partnered with companies from key growth areas in the city that maintain our learners interest such as the Gaming Industry, the Travel and Tourism Industry and the Make-up and Beauty Industry. By bringing in these local employers we provide a varied curriculum to our learners that keeps them engaged and ensures they have time away from the centre. For Jack’s Business of Gaming programme, Brighter Futures partnered with Ripstone Limited, famous for their work
with Sony on the smash hit game Little Big Planet, to educate him on the background business knowledge needed to succeed.
“Before I joined Brighter Futures I had been at school doing my GCSE’s before finishing in May. I wanted to move straight into employment as I had some issues at home and did not enjoy school so I wanted to be able to support myself. I joined Brighter Futures doing the Business of Gaming course and completed a BTEC in business, a level 2 Health and Safety qualification and took my English Functional Skill Level 1 and 2. I was unable to attend a work placment due to the same issues at home that had affected my GCSEs but Brighter Futures were really supportive and ensured I was given plenty of support when applying for vacancies they thought I was suitable for. I got a job straight after leaving with Kee Connections and am now taking my Warehousing Level 2 and hope to progress to level 3 when I finish.”