Fastlaners Employability Programme

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UpRising are currently accepting applications for Fastlaners, a free 3-month online employability skills programme for 18-24 year olds. The next programme will run from Monday 26th October - Friday 29th January, with 12 months of mentoring support from October 2020.

The programme will feature a range of employability and personal development workshops interspersed with opportunities to develop your networks and learn about life working in a number of different sectors. The programme is designed to support you to develop the soft skills relevant to securing meaningful employment.

What you will learn

The programme will run for 3 months, during which time you will participate in a number of different workshops and opportunities. Participants will also receive 1-2-1 employment support for 12 months, through a mentor. 


All sessions will be held online via Zoom


Sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview skills

  • Mock interview practice with a professional

  • Personal Branding - how do you stand out from the crowd?

  • Networking skills - how do you meet the people who will give you a job?

  • How to write a strong CV

  • Employer Q & A panels - so you can speak directly those those in the roles you want

What you require

The programme is open to 18-24 year olds from the Greater Manchester area who are unemployed or facing redundancy.  You will need:

  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK and you will need to provide evidence either passport or other documentation.
  • Access to a device capable of accessing the internet e.g. a computer, tablet or mobile phone.


How to apply

  1. Complete the short application form. 

  2. A member of the UpRising team will be in touch with more details and invite you to one of our upcoming online information events.