Fastlaners: Youth Employment Programme 18-25

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Fastlaners Employability Programme

Fastlaners is a completely free 6 month programme for unemployed 18-25 year olds, consisting of 2 weeks full-time confidence and skills building sessions, followed by 3 months of part-time peer mentoring and support to find and sustain fulfilling employment and a further 3 months ongoing support with job search. Sessions range from 1-2-1 CVs, interview clinics, identifying paths to success, understanding workplace culture, mock assessment centres and roundtable discussions with professional employers.


2 Week Full Time Workshops:

  • Confidence building
  • Goal Setting; CV / cover letter writing
  • Mock interviews with real employers
  • Mock assessment centre with corporate Recruiters
  • Networking event with job opportunities
  • Professional communication
  • Budgeting


6 Month Job Search Support:

  • Personalised support identifying appropriate jobs and regular opportunities emails.
  • Assistance applying for roles and mock interviews.
  • Application support and feedback.
  • Ongoing support once in employment.


3 Months Peer Mentoring from Young Professionals:

  • Motivation and confidence boosting.
  • Practical support and encouragement to find employment and stay positive.
  • Advice once in employment about managing the transition to employment.



  • Improved employability skills including: CV creation, interview technique, job hunting support, mock assessment centre experience.
  • Long term job support including peer mentoring for 3 months.
  • Increased confidence, motivation, networks and skills to find work.
  • Access to UpRising’s other leadership programmes for young people.
  • Increased understanding of workplace environment, jobs and cultures through immersion in a range of London businesses.



  • Unemployed 18 – 25 years old living in any London borough.
  • Able to attend two week full time workshops held in central London
  • Willing to participate with one-on-one guidance and mentorship for 6 month
  • Able to travel around central London.


Key Information


UpRising will contribute to daily travel expenses.


Application Process

Online: Complete an expression of interest form, at or phone Emma (07943 632 046) to refer.


Referrals and applications are taken throughout the year on an ongoing basis.


Future Programme Dates

  • April 3rd – April 13th 2017
  • July 2017
  • October 2017


Contact Details

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the Fastlaners Programme Coordinator: Emma Henly email: or telephone: 07943 632 046.