Bosavern Training & Work Experience (aka GEP) was funded by the European Union with support from Cornwall Council.
‘In the Autumn of 2020 Bosavern were successful in securing two years of EU & Cornwall Council funding for a team of staff to offer supported placements. Four groups of local, unemployed and economically inactive adults were able to come to us twice a week for 3-6 months to learn a range of practical land and food-related skills both here and at neighbouring projects. Participants received tailored support to access other agencies as needed and received help to approach employers and colleges to apply for work and formal training. This project has helped over 40 people, many of whom secured housing, placements, paid employment and qualifications. We are grateful to the local community, local employers, referral organisations, colleges, housing officers and eco projects who helped to support our participants and to make this such a resounding success. This project was one of the reasons Bosavern was awarded Best Community Project by St Just Town Council in 2021. Our EU funding and project staff contracts come to an end in Autumn 2022. We are no longer able to accept registrations for this scheme.’
You can read more about the health, well-being and employability benefits of this project in our evaluation report here. We are no longer able to accept registrations for this exact employability scheme but if you are from the local area, you might like to consider volunteering with us or contact us to arrange a work experience placement.