Fastlaners Self Development Programme

Personal development, Training

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Fastlaners Self Development Programme 2019

Aged 18-25 and want a new job?

Fastlaners is a free programme that will get you the job you deserve.

This is our very last Fastlaners Programme so apply now to book your place! 

We'd love to hear from you.

You can be unemployed or a graduate, as long as you're 18-25, want a job that means something to you and can commit to the 7-day programme from Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (including a 2-day break).

Start Date Details:

Starts Tuesday 25th June - Friday 28th June (2-day break) then resumes Monday 1st July - Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

Application Closing Date:

23-Jun-2019 (Midnight)




United Kingdom

Location Details:

The programme takes place at various exciting city centre venues in Birmingham city centre.

Number of positions:


About Uprising

UpRising is a national youth leadership development organisation. We are recognised at Government-level as a pioneering charity championing the critical issues surrounding diversity, social mobility and equality.

Our important work provides routes to leadership and employment for 16-25 year olds who have talent, but lack opportunity. The mission is to break the cycle of unrepresentative power in the UK, by developing new, community-minded and socially-conscious leaders; so that our future decision-makers truly represent our diverse communities.

We want to change the face of power in this country - quite literally.

Our Programmes run in London, Luton, West Midlands, Cardiff City Region and Greater Manchester.  We have also worked in Merseyside, Bedford, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Blackburn.

We have a growing movement of over 3,300 UpRising Alumni, who importantly, remain involved in their community and with our work.

What you will learn

From Tuesday 25th June to Wednesday 3rd July 2019 in Birmingham, you will:


·       Work out what career you would love and how to get there.

·       Gain professional, constructive feedback on your CV and job applications.

·       Get confident at networking, with real opportunities to meet employers.

·       Find out about entrepreneurship and self-employment

·       Learn techniques and tools to keep motivated and stay resilient.

·       Meet other young adults and overcome challenges together.

·       Meet and learn from representatives of; KPMG, John Lewis, Catapult Energy, Birmingham Entrepreneurs, local authorities, Birmingham City University, Barclays and more...


Timetable (subject to change):


Tuesday 25th June (9:30am - 4:30pm)

Introduction to Fastlaners: Get to know the programme, your peers and start to look at what kind of environment you may like to work in.

Career Mapping & Realising Your Skills: A session with a qualified coach looking at your individual skills and planning out your possible career journey.

What are employers looking for? A discussion with professionals from across sectors to find out what different careers look like, what employers look for in those areas and how to shake the ‘millennial’ perception.




Wednesday 26th June (9:30am - 4:30pm)


First Aid Session: Learn how to be safe and properly respond to situations which require applying first aid in the workplace, session delivered by the British Red Cross.

Applications Masterclass: Become an expert at writing any kind of job application and receive personalised, professional feedback on your CV from recruitment specialists.




Thursday 27th June (9:30am - 4:30pm)


Group Dynamics & Teamwork: Working well in teams isn't always easy - find out how to effectively contribute in a team for assessment centres and the wider working world.

Communication & Presentation Skills: Gain confidence and techniques to get your message across verbally and when presenting to an audience.




Friday 28th June (9:30pm - 4:30pm)


Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Job Applications: Clear and practical advice on how to navigate job information and make the most of it for your applications and interviews and group assessments.

Emotional Wellbeing: A session exploring practical tools to support healthy mental wellbeing and resilience when job hunting.




Monday 1st July (9:30pm - 4:30pm)


Acing Interviews & Assessments: Learn what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself and how to answer any question thrown at you.

Networking & Personal Branding: Find out how to get contacts and look amazing to recruiters, online and in person.




Tuesday 2nd July (1:00pm - 4:45pm)


Mock Assessment Centre: Take part in a mock assessment centre and interview scenario and receive constructive feedback with real employers.

Speed Mentoring: Get personalised and 1:1 mentoring on how to progress in your personal development and future goals.



Wednesday 3rd July (1:00pm - 8:15pm)


Goal-setting: With a professional coach, make your own plan to take forward after the programme.

Consultation Event: Celebrating 4 years of the Fastlaners programme; speakers, professionals and participants will attend a formal event to bring together findings on self-development and employability and how to build on this for the future.

What you require

Person Specification

·       You must be aged 18 - 25 years old.

·       Can attend all 7 days of the programme (some exceptions considered).

·       Be able to attend in Birmingham city centre each day.

·       You must be a graduate or a final year/gap year student.

·       You must be unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week/on a zero hour contract.


How to apply

Please apply via the UpRising website: (select Fastlaners and Birmingham) or contact Wah Au, Programme Manager, for further details: email [email protected] or call 07467148168


*Contributions to travel expenses are available.



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