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 in conjunction with the work experience employers want. 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 Mia’s Business of Make-Up and Beauty programme, Brighter Futures partnered with The Rouge School, part of the award winning salon, So Coco Rouge, to educate her on the background business knowledge needed to succeed.
"Before I joined Brighter Futures I did my GCSEs and continued onto 6th form and gained 2 AS levels and 2 A-Levels. I joined Brighter Futures in order to gain work experience and a business qualification. I completed the Business of Beauty and Make-up course which included a BTEC in business, an ILM award and Enrichment. I attended a work placement at The Hair Spa where my duties included washing and drying hair, stock checking and ordering and greeting customers. I soon learnt that I preferred admin duties over practical tasks and started applying for Apprenticeships with the help of Brighter Futures. I was successful and now have an Apprenticeship with Signature Living as an events coordinator”