We know lots of young people who want to follow in your footsteps. You can spark their interest with a short tour of your workplace and more.

Neil makes it easy for you to partner with Include Youth. Contact him on 028 9031 1007 or neil@includeyouth.org to find out how.

Businesses - Blow Our Socks Off

In Autumn 2013 we launched a year long award-winning #BlowYourSocksOff campaign to make employers aware of some additional steps they can take to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people into employment.

The aim was to provide young people involved with our work greater access to work experience across Northern Ireland. Within six months 43 new employers supported our campaign and many more employers continue to partner with us, offering a range of mutually beneficial opportunities.

We want to continue this work and build relationship with employers across the private, public and voluntary sector - no matter what size your organisation, there is a role for you. All employers can open up their workplace for a tour, but some can do more. With the right support the young people we work with have the potential to absolutely blow your socks off.

All young people involved with or moving on from our Give and Take Scheme have the support of our employability team, as do the employers providing the opportunities. We also work with young people who have experience of growing up in care or are involved with our community-based projects.