Voluntary Programmes

Voluntary Programmes

Here at Blue Apple we offer two different voluntary programmes for people who need extra help getting back to work. The aim of both of these programs is to work closely with people who have been unemployed long-term to help them gain the confidence they need to find sustainable employment. With each programme, your dedicated key-worker from the Blue Apple team will meet with you regularly to discuss your obstacles, help you to apply for jobs, and work on interview techniques and technical skills.

Our staff on the Step & Work Routes programmes are experienced and dedicated to getting you back in to work and will work their hardest to help you overcome your barriers and find sustainable employment suited to your strengths and skills.

Voluntary Programmes



Work Routes

Step Programme

Work Routes

The work routes programme (In partnership with Reed) offers full 1:1 support with a dedicated Key Worker from Blue Apple. The programme is designed to help people regain their confidence in order to get back to work. Your Key worker will help you with interview preparation and technique, as well as helping you apply for jobs and giving you access to a list of jobs that aren’t advertised anywhere else. Your key worker will support you into work and continue to support you even once you’ve found work, to check you’re happy in your new employment.
You can sign up for this programme if you have been unemployed for at least 6 months, and the programme duration is 12 months.
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Step Programme

Our Step programme (In partnership with Leeds City Council) is designed to help people who have been out of work for more than 12 months. The programme offers full 1:1 support and monthly meetings with a dedicated Key Worker. In these meetings you will prepare for interviews, do online job applications and receive help with IT services such as emails and online CV’s. Your Key Worker will give you access to a list of relevant job vacancies and help you find sustainable employment.
The Step programme lasts for 12 months and can be started immediately.
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