b-roads Youth Employment Programme

"An exceptional pilot project that has far exceeded expectations and outcomes."

Angela Gould, Synergy Housing Customer Involvement and Community Development Manager

In June 2013 b-side was identified as the lead organisation to manage a new partnership between arts organisations in Dorset, Synergy Housing and Real Ideas Organisation to deliver a project for 15-25 year olds to improve their employability.

 Through a range of creative solutions, activities and practices an eighteen month programme of apprenticeships, internships, volunteering opportunities and work placements across Dorset’s creative industries has engaged over 130 young people.

 “b-roads has been the kick up the arse to get myself working; the mentoring sessions have given me extra drive to succeed and helped me to market myself for potential employers”

b-roads participant

Want to find out more? Download the final report below.