Mayday Trust

Mayday Trust

£9,070 award made by the Allan Wates Family Committee

Mayday Trust works with people facing difficult life transitions such as homelessness, leaving prison, disengagement from education or leaving the family home. Mayday supports people to take control of their own lives, to live independently, improve their education, gain employment and become active and confident members of their communities.

Mayday’s Work Experience Programme offers those furthest from the job market a unique opportunity to increase their skills, confidence and employment prospects to get them ready for the world of work and sustained employment.

After competing for a place on the programme, successful candidates go on to take part in an activity packed adventure where they volunteer their time at a YHA hostel as part of a 5-day residential.

Here, they learn first hand the realities of working from managing their time, working as a team, completing tasks to schedule, decision making, problem solving and taking personal responsibility. Underpinning this, Mayday’s learning team supports them to gain accredited learning outcomes in CV writing, interview skills, job searching and basic literacy and numeracy skills.