Hatch is an employability programme for motivated young people who are not in education, training or employment (NEET). The programme consists of 6 work-readiness modules, a work-experience placement, and a guaranteed interview with the programme funder, KFC, on completion of the programme.
Underpinned by the teaching of essential, transferrable skills that can equip young people to thrive at all stages of their lives, activities within the work-readiness modules include setting goals, continuous reflection, peer mentoring, workshops with corporate volunteers, social action, networking, and interactive games.
Through the safe space and trusting relationship youth workers provide, young people will be supported to overcome barriers to their participation. Youth workers will also receive bespoke training on the Universal Framework, supporting young people through work experience, and facilitating skills reflection.
KFC have also joined the Skills Builder Partnership, meaning the young people’s journey in the progression of sustained essential skills can continue right through to the workplace.