vInspired Talent

vInspired Talent supports unemployed 16-25 year olds
in achieving qualifications and work experience

Sign up for vInspired Talent and change your life with full-time volunteering

Learn new skills, get qualified, and get better job prospects with a work placement in your area.

If you're aged 16-25, you're not in full-time education, employment or formal training and you can commit around 24 hours a week, then vInspired Talent is for you.

vInspired Talent Case Study

vInspired Talent is a unique full-time volunteering programme that helps young people progress into employment, education and training.

Over 24 weeks, volunteers contribute around 24 hours per week at placements with local organisations and undertake social action projects.

Every volunteer gains valuable work experience and gets a qualification at the end of their placement.

As a vInspired Talent volunteer, you'll work in areas such as nursery education, the environment, media, youth work and many more. You'll have support from your placement supervisor, who can help you with everything from identifying areas for development to resolving personal issues.

You'll be given training before you start and at the end of the placement you'll receive at least a Level 2 qualification and the chance to apply for a personal development grant of up to £250.

vInspired Talent is a chance to change your life and make a difference at a time when youth unemployment is high. 

Volunteering helps you build your confidence, giving you the edge when it comes to finding employment. 73% of employers say they would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without.

vInspired Talent volunteer Charlene was unhappy before she signed up to a social action project working with people with disabilities.

Since completing a placement she has re-gained her confidence, returned to college and is looking forward to a future working in childcare.

There are vInspired Talent placements available at the following locations. Check out what's happening near you:

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