Employment Programme

The creative process and art are proven and effective complementary therapy that helps participants to benefit from increased self-esteem, confidence and general wellbeing.

We offer a programme of workshops, work-based learning, and apprenticeships to support disadvantaged and vulnerable adults to prepare them for employment.

Our programme is designed in particular for individuals experiencing behavioural and health problems.

Participants have the opportunity to be creative, express themselves and learn new skills in a supportive and fun environment. They learn how to give their feedback and opinions to others in a respectful and constructive way, and how to work as part of a team in order to create something beautiful. It also gives participants first-hand experience of working within a business, with an insight as to how they can use their new skills to gain employment in the future.

Fashion and Textiles Pre- apprenticeships

We are introducing our new apprenticeship programme aimed at those with an interest in working in garment production from 2018. For further information, please go to Pre-apprenticeships page.

Craft Worker’s Cooperative

We are starting a cooperative for those who have been on our previous programmes and people interested in selling their handmade craft products. Please see the Worker’s Craft Cooperative page for further information.

Our first step is raising some funds through sales of handmade products so if you would like to support us by volunteering as a maker, donating your time to coordinate our activities or giving us your unwanted fabrics and notions please get in touch.

Sewing and Selling course

Activities include:

  • – 7 taught sessions of textile craft making
  • – 6 taught sessions on clothes customisation and up-cycling

And lots more…

Classes run 2 days a week for 8 weeks. All free!!! Eligibility criteria apply. No previous sewing or selling experience required.

Please contact us by completing our contact form, by email or on 07775753300 to enrol on the Sewing and Selling course January 2015 intake.

We had a successful programme and we hope to run this again in 2016 so please contact us now if interested so we can keep you up to date.

Volunteering

We always have volunteering opportunities that are Fashion specific but we also have non-Fashion roles so contact us to find out how you can contribute to our work whilst gaining valuable skills to develop your work experience or CV.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] to find out how to volunteer with us