Challenges will include climbing Mount Snowden, trekking the Norwegian mountains and sailing the North Sea whilst studying for the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.
EST will join forces with youth charity Catch 22 and the British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) in the initiative as the organisation’s dedicated specialists will evaluate and assess the young adventurers throughout the process, guiding them over the next four months.
Elaine Barrett, CEO at EST, commented: “This initiative will not only give candidates the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in action-packed activities, but it will help them develop a host of skills required for the everyday workplace.
“Allowing young people the chance to improve skills such as commitment, tenacity and motivation – qualities that are really valued by today’s employers – will be invaluable in preparing them for working life beyond the project.”
To ensure the learners continue to develop once the project is complete, they will be placed into six-month apprenticeship plus programmes this autumn. In order to ‘pass on’ their newly acquired skills, each participant will be trained as a peer mentor, encouraging them to help other young people from similar backgrounds to follow in their footsteps.
EST works closely with employers across the UK to understand their ‘corporate’ goals and objectives to develop tailored, Structured Learning Programmes for learners.
For more information on EST, visit www.est.uk.com