Bluewater

Primary partner for 20 years for the Learning Shop Bluewater helping thousands of local people find work.

As founder, lead partner and principal funder North Kent College, in the last year, has developed this concept even further and brokered funding and Partnership initiatives throughout Kent that not only support their students in the transition from education to employment but also reach out to communities and fellow learning establishments across Kent focussing on those most disadvantaged or in need of help to secure employment in sectors such as Retail, Construction, Hospitality, Beauty, Travel and Tourism.

Department Of Work and Pension

Partner at The Learning Shop for 20 years helps run onsite recruitment operations

Clarion Housing Group

Working with us since 2018 to develop our pioneering Constructing Futures Programme which has already helped hundreds of people into work in the construction industry’

CXK is a charity that provides a range of services to help people to develop the skills and confidence they need to find work, education or training.

We have been working with them since we started 20 years ago, referring NEET customers to all of our programmes.

Porchlight –

A charity that helps people with homelessness, housing, education and employment, and their health and wellbeing.

Referring customers into our programmes and we also deliver employability programmes off-site to their homeless clients.

The Education People – Working with people with mental and physical disabilities, referring into our employability courses since 2015

Mind – Working with them since 2016, referring into our employability programmes, and raising awareness of mental disability. A key part of helping Bluewater achieve level 3 disability Confident.

Shaw Trust – Working with us since 2018, Referring into our employability programmes

Open Road – Referring Ex-offenders into our programmes.

Prince’s Trust – Working with them since 2012 initially as part of the original Get Into programmes

Gingerbread – referring lone parents into our programmes

St Mary’s steering Group – Working with them since 2016 to offer support to get local people into work.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to our partners in supporting us and our vision.