Your Nxt Step

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Finding and securing a good job opportunity can be a maze for young people, and sourcing the right staff can be really tough for employers. We launched Your Nxt Step with the vision of helping young people find the right job and employers to recruit and nurture raw young talent. We assist with the sourcing of suitable candidates and also the development of the new recruit through coaching and training to help them perform to exceptional standards.

Our Service

Your Nxt Step helps young people to secure new job opportunities and employers to recruit suitable young people. We provide the following services:-

  • An  online career support website and jobs board
  • Pro-active marketing of job opportunities to target groups
  • Recruitment support for employers
  • Coaching support for employees and employers
  • Training (non accredited and accredited with ILM Qualifications)

We help both young people and employers take their next step to achieving business success.

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Our Clients

Your Nxt Step focuses on placing young people aged 16-30 into employment with employers of all different sizes and industry sectors. We have worked with young people from a range of backgrounds, including long term unemployed, graduates, ex-offenders, school-leavers.  We run a our service on a commercial basis with employers, as well as having contracts with public sector bodies to support both employers and young people free of charge for specific projects and initiatives.

Track Record

Between December 2009 and November 2010 our recruitment team placed 520 individuals into newly created job opportunities, working with 129 employers.

To continue to support their development the team has delivered over 3500 one-to-one coaching sessions and 70 training workshops over the course of the year to support a total of 640 individuals who have been placed into employment by Striding Out or our partners.  Our support has focussed on equipping the new employees with key business skills and attributes to help them succeed in their current and future job roles. 63 of the participating individuals are working towards accrediting their training with a Level 2 Award from the Institute in Leadership and Management Qualification in Effective Team Member Skills, Team Leadership Skills or Mentoring Skills.

We launched the website in November 2009 and it has since attracted over 2200 visitors who are seeking inspiration, information and career support.

As a result of our support, our clients feel they have:-  

  • Secured a job opportunity they aspired to
  • Developed essential new skills
  • Enhanced their CV
  • Got a greater understanding of business
  • Achieved greater clarity on their career direction

Priya Patel was recruited as an Expeditions Assistant for Blue Ventures.

“I was looking for a job in vain for 6 months.  As a recent graduate I was feeling pretty low but then I was advised by my job adviser to look through Future Jobs Fund.  A couple of days later I had my first interview with a coach from Striding Out and less than a week later I was employed!  They took on board everything I had told them about what I wanted to do career-wise and directed me to the most relative jobs I could never have found by myself - I'm just gutted I didn't know about them sooner!”

Dale O'Keeffe was recruited as a Filmmaker for Striding Out

“As I love working in the media industry, getting paid for a job in this field was my ideal, so when the 6 month placement as a Filmmaker came up I jumped at the chance. I filmed interviews for the new career website YourNxtStep, a project that was shortlisted for a Microsoft Award. During my work placement I also had access to coaching and training opportunities, which has been very helpful. I’ve applied for several jobs within the last month and when you have to answer application questions,  the things I’ve learnt in the workshops enabled me to give really good in-depth answers.” 

Alison Hunter was recruited as an Administrator for Daisy Green Magazine

“Landing this job has allowed me to try new things and gain experience of working on a magazine, which includes dealing with competitions, designing flyers and emailing clients. I have been able to gain more confidence, experience, industry knowledge and vital skills in communication, organisation and administration. The coaching support has helped a lot, it has given me someone to talk to and solve my problems. It has allowed me to see goals and find ways to accomplish them. “

Kayla Whiting was recruited as an Administrator at Poached Creative.

“I struggled to find a job in the past due to having a lack of experience as well as no relevant qualifications. I secured this new job opportunity via the Future Jobs Fund. In the role I have already developed my organisation, marketing, leadership and prioritising skills.  I am very happy within my job role and I’m impressed with the one-to-one coaching I’ve received.  I now aspire to launch my own social enterprise. I would like to thank everyone involved for helping me with this position and am appreciative of all the help and support I have been given from Striding Out and Poached Creative.”