Help With Employability in York & North Yorkshire

At Choose2, we offer help in terms of employability for young people with disabilities in York and North Yorkshire. Sessions involve identifying personal skills and strengths, learning how to prepare for an interview, CV writing, interview techniques, appropriate clothing and communication. The aim is to ensure every young person who wants to work is prepared for their next job interview.

What We Offer

We know that some of our young people have a desire to work, so our employability sessions look at the skills you need to be a positive part of the workforce.

With one-to-one support from experienced youth workers, we'll help each individual to identify their strengths and areas they need to work on, to improve their job prospects.

Enterprise Work Placements

For those young people who are not ready to be placed in an off-site work placement, we run a variety of in-house enterprise projects.

Our young people help local residents deliver area news letters. They work from maps to determine which area needs covering and sort the leaflets into the correct amount for the streets. This embeds some of the functional skills they need and gives them a sense of achievement and wellbeing from knowing they are helping others.

Another strong link we have is partnering up with Age UK. Our young people run luncheon clubs for the elderly where they plan, cook and serve a lunch with activities and entertainment.

What We Can Offer

We work in partnership with local businesses who offer placements for our young people. These placements are supported by our staff at a level that is right for the individual. Examples of these placements include working in IT and office skills, shop work, working with the elderly and in a garage.

We also run a community scrap bank, saving waste that would otherwise go into landfill and recycling it for other community groups to use within their projects. Alongside this we have a community transport vehicle that can be hired by other groups.