The Youth Radio Network Partners Up With Enable Scotland Journeys to Work Program!

May 26, 2017

The Youth Radio Network and Journeys to work are now in partnership and working together and help young people ages 16 to 25 years old get into employment and hopefully open doors for those looking for a career in the broadcasting industries and digital technology.

Journeys To Work (J2W): project delivered by ENABLE Scotland funded by J.P Morgan.  It’s directed to people with learning difficulties and ASD to achieve positive employment and skills related outcomes.

This ‘supported employment service’ targets people who have learning disabilities that live in the Lothians/Borders and helps them to find employment locally or to commute into and work in the city of Edinburgh. The project will also expand the use of the ENABLE Me mobile phone app and have a stronger focus on working with growth sector employers to support access to employment for those with Learning Difficulties.

Journeys To Work will be delivered using a 5 stage ‘supported employment’ model with some bespoke features, expanding the use of technology and a greater focus and demand led approach working with identified growth sectors. The 5 stages will be:

  • Engagement,
  • Vocational Profiling,
  • Barrier removal,
  • Employer Engagement/Demand led job matching,
  • In work Support.

Beneficiaries will be on the program for 6 to 18 months depending on the level of support required to move them closer to the labor market and into employment.

ENABLE have a vast amount of experience of working with vulnerable groups and have good safeguarding practices in place. ENABLE are also subject to inspection and monitoring from their public sector commissioners in this area.


Impacts of the program:

  • To influence Commissioners in their future design of Employment services to meet the specific needs of disadvantaged groups,
  • To change the behavior of employment providers working in this space to be more demand led and employer focused;
  • To support employers in growth sectors to adopt more inclusive recruitment practices;
  • To support people with Learning Difficulties into meaningful and sustainment employment. 


More information about how both organizations will be working together is coming soon!  Stay tuned to #TheYouthRadioNetwork


So if you live in the Lothians and need help in finding and sustaining the job please call us at 07889456235 or email us at [email protected] You can also contact The Youth Radio Network on 03301131520 or e-mail [email protected]



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