Step Change

Step Change is a holistic programme offering training in employability, enterprise, and community leadership in the boroughs of Brent, Newham and Barking and Dagenham.

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Do you want to
  • Explore career options?
  • Set up social enterprise business?
  • Become a leader, influencer or changemaker?
  • Sit on a company or community board?
  • Make contacts and build your networks?

Who is it for?

To be eligible for the programme you have to be:

  • A resident of Newham, Barking and Dagenham or Brent
  • From a Black, minoritised or racialised community. This includes people of colour including people of African, Caribbean, Asian, Latin American, dual, and multiple heritage, migrants, and refugees.

If the answer is yes, Step Change is for you.

What will it cover?

Our 10 week programme covers:

1. Personal branding and public speaking

2. Meeting skills and negotiation

3. An introduction to social enterprise and business planning

4. Community leadership and the role of boards

5. Operating a social enterprise

6. Finance budgeting and planning

7. Applying for roles and position – Part 1 – CVs

8. Applying for roles and position – Part 2 – Supporting Statements

9. Applying for roles and position – Part 3– LinkedIn

10. Changemaking, influencing and the Dragons Den

The core programme is followed by one to one employment, training, and social enterprise support.

Step Change Helps Participants:

  • Improve work or training prospects
  • Develop social enterprise business plans
  • Apply for jobs
  • Develop Community Leadership skills
  • Inspiration by meeting peers, trainers, and successful community leaders
  • Public Speaking techniques to get your message across in public setting
  • Networks through meeting new people, and understanding how to develop contacts
  • Have a say on employment, training & education issues
  • Work safely in communities
  • Gain the skills to become a board member
  • Confidence by learning new skills in a supportive environment
  • The skills to understand what happens in a formal meeting setting
  • Understanding what it means to work safely and the how community, statutory, third sector and business worlds relate
  • Develop the skills to sit on a community or company board
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