We recently delivered another successful Experience Lab at the Royal Hotel. This led to 1 work trial and one offer of employment. As ever our huge thanks to Jason, Vicki, Kara and all at the Royal Hotel. Next programme 25-29th November.
Our Futures Academy with Colchester Academy recently went on a workplace insight visit with EDF Energy to Sizewell B power station. Some great questions asked and lots learnt about what opportunities exist! Thanks EDF Energy for working with us!
Don’t forget our inclusive sport programme cont at Coppins Community Hall each and every Tuesday 6-7pm.
We are delighted to be working with Essex County Fire & Rescue Services to deliver a Firebreak course as part of our 16+ Futures Academy over the summer.
We were very fortunate to have the brilliant Philip Collet, founder of GoalsUK join us to deliver a goals course. This is part of our development to become a registered trainer of GoalsUK
We are excited to be soon delivering our Experience Lab with Lifehouse Spa. This has been kindly sponsored by Tendring District Council as part of Tendring4Growth week.
We are delighted to have been awarded funding for delivering more projects to young people from Walter Farthing Trust.
We had a great day sailing as a great finale to our 16+ Futures Academy over the summer. Huge thanks to Felicity at the Pioneer Sailing trust for making this possible. We learnt a lot!
We delivered new sessions of our inclusive sport sessions over the summer in Harwich and Colchester. Kindly funded by Active Essex.
Our Experience Lab at the fabulous Five Lakes Resort. Our young people did us, and themselves proud learning all about the hospitality industry over 6 weeks.
We are delighted to bring Wilmott Dixon on board our Futures Academy from August. This will provide young people with great insight into construction careers.
Our 16+ cohort of the Experience Lab got into full swing. Young people got hands on with various roles across the hotel ready to apply for roles for takeover day.
Congratulations to our Futures Academy young people from Clacton County High School. We wish them all well in pursuing their future goals.
We are really pleased to be partnering with Colchester Academy from September to deliver the Futures Academy, UnityGO and Experience Lab.
Inclusive sports sessions are coming to Harwich & Colchester. More details about the summer sessions coming soon
We are delighted to bring Network Rail on board for our Futures Academy in the next academic year. They will be offering experience visits which will inspire young people to raise aspirations.
We are delighted to have Perrywood Garden Centres as our sponsor for The Eco Citizen Award. Details are being launched really soon!
Check out the updates to our website where we are redefining our key messages and vision and values to showcase best what we do. This work is courtesy of ongoing work with Johass.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Royal Hotel to deliver a 16+ Experience Lab. This provides a platform to learn in a unique way about careers in Hospitality.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Army where our Futures Academy young people smapled a laser rifle range, completed some problem solving tasks and learnt about careers and opportunities.
We are delighted that we will be hosting the final event for the Eco Citizen Award in the amazing coach house at Marks Hall. Register your school for your chance to win
We would like to thank UK Power Networks for an amazing, insightful visit to their Colchester Depot. Huge thanks to Mark for organising the visit in which our Futures Academy cohort learnt a lot about what opportunities are on offer.
We are looking for more employers to inspire young people and raise aspirations through simple, managed workplace visits. If you can support us please get in touch.
We are launching an exciting new initiative in partnership with the Ink Bin which will be sent to all primary and secondary schools in Essex soon. The Eco Citizen recognises Environment Champions.
This week pupils from Clacton County High School learnt what it takes to make a great receptionist at Five Lakes Resort. Next week its on to Food & Beverage departments for barista training!
Huge thanks to Ruby Knights and Sean Baker at Five Lakes Resort for hosting an Ink Bin to raise money for Unity Enterprises.
We are hugely excited to be running an Experience Lab for young people aged 16+ starting in July. If you or someone you are working with is interested in hospitality please get in touch.
Unity Fridays is our new project in partnership with the Ink Bin. This will see young people involved in youth social action to love where they live and take action on climate and environment. Look out for some exciting events.
Unity is about to launch projects aimed at Year 6 pupils providing opportunity for them to have interaction with local businesses to grow aspirations. We will launch our offer suitable for KS3 very soon!
In August we will be launching our new project where young people will plan and deliver events to raise money for public de-fibs in partnership with Clacton & Holland Community First Responders.
Huge thanks to Charles, Ruby & Sean for launching the Experience Lab at the fantastic Five Lakes Resort. Over the next 5 weeks we will be learning all about hospitality before takeover day!
Don't forget our two sessions of inclusive sport continue at both Clacton County High School and Bishops Park. All welcome and fun for all.
We are proud to be supporting small charity week which takes place between 17th-22nd June. Look out for our activities and how you can get involved.
We are delighted to be working with John Hassall and Johass to better tell our story and the messages of how we support young people.
We will soon be launching another Experience Lab with the Royal Hotel for young people 18+. If you are interested in being involved please get in touch.
We are searching for businesses who can inspire young people and grow aspiration through simple, managed workplace visits. If you can help please get in touch.
Huge thanks to Tiptree for a fantastic visit to their Factory, Farm and Museum. The 12 young people from Clacton County High.
Our inclusive sports sessions have started at Clacton County High School each and every Friday until the summer break. Come and get involved!
We are delighted to now have our ink bins. why not join Surya Hotels, Five lakes Resort and others in hosting a bin in your business or staff room.
Our latest Futures Academy has started with 12 students at Clacton County High School, over the next 7 weeks we will be visiting businesses and delivering 1:1 and group mentoring
We are celebrating our amazing volunteers and mentors and the difference they make to young people locally as part of volunteers week.
We are delighted to have now achieved the bronze award in the employer recognition scheme in addition to the armed forces covenant. We will continue to offer opportunity to serving armed forces personnel, their families and past servants.
Our Experience Lab project kicks off on 13th June with 6 students from Clacton County High School. We will be working with the amazing team at Five Lakes Resort Colchester .
We are launching additional, inclusive sports sessions for the students of Clacton County High School. Free for all to turn up and play after school each Friday until the summer break.
We are hugely excited to be partnering with The Ink Bin on some exciting new projects which provide young people with exciting opportunities to develop personal and social skills, enterprise and employment skills through unique projects which get them to understand the climate crisis.
We are delighted to add an extra session of our inclusive and adapted sports session for the students at Clacton County High School each Friday 3.15-4.15pm
6 lucky pupils from Clacton County High will gain experience of the hospitality industry thanks to our partnership with the North Hill Hotel in Colchester.
We are delighted to be welcoming 12 new students to our Futures Academy mentoring programme early in June. Lookout for photos and updates of what they get up to.
Are you brave enough to take part in our firewalk? 30th August venue TBC minimum sponsorship £75 there will be an after party with live music
Do you have flare for events and are you inventive about fundraising? Do you have time to spare and want to join our team? Please get in touch!
We are setting up an afternoon of networking enjoying the outdoors on July 1st 2019. If you would like a stand or become a sponsor please get in touch
We are excited to be delivering our first ever Experience Lab in May with the fantastic North Hill Hotel & Green Room. 6 students will benefit from this unique, live experience.
We are soon releasing information about our summer, outdoor networking event. If you are interested in booking a stand or sponsorship please get in touch with us.
We are still actively seeking volunteers who share our mission of opportunities for young people. You can see more on our volunteering page.
We have our mentoring training taking place with the amazing Eileen Hutchinson on 8/9th April. if you would like to attend this or future sessions please get in touch.
Unity Enterprises is to work towards becoming a registered ASDAN centre to deliver a range of short courses and accredited learning.
Over the next few months Unity Enterprises will be working towards becoming a licensed trainer of GoalsUK. This is a fantastic motivational coaching programme.
We are delighted to have been awarded funding to develop a new website which will allow us to be more engaging and interactive with our supporters. Keep a look out for more information as this develops.
We invite you to our first ever Evolve event. This is an event exclusively for education providers and schools to discuss challenges and come up with joint solutions and collaboration opportunities. You can sign up FREE here
Club Unity is our exclusive business network which contributes to social change. We are excited to release information in April. Watch this space!
Our empowerment days are now live. These enable young people to be creative, learn new skills and benefit from the guidance of our mentors on a host of topics. Ask us more about how these days can support your students.
The Experience Lab will be coming soon. The Experience Lab provides young people with the opportunity to explore the world of work, develop new skills and learn what skills will make them great employees of the future.
We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Sport England to deliver more of our 'UnityGO' inclusive and adapted sports and other sports sessions in Clacton. We will soon release details of the sessions and how to sign up or make a referral.
Unity Enterprises is very proud to pledge our support to the armed forces covenant and show our support to those who have served. ForOurForces
We are hugely grateful to wILKIN & sons of Tiptree for being the latest employer to get on board and support our work. We look forward to working with them soon.
Our adapted and inclusive sports sessions are going live on 9th April at Bishop's Park, Clacton in the sports hall. Anyone 13+ can attend these sessions free of charge.
We are delighted to announce funding from Social Investment Business as part of their Enterprise Development Programme. This will support us to ensure we are ready to scale up our activities and support more young people.
Metro Bank have kindly sponsored our first Colchester Netwalk and we will be hosted by them after for tea and coffee. Sign up on our events page. We thanks Chris, Rebecca and the team at Metro Bank for their support.
Huge thanks to Essex Fire Service for partnership giving our young people. the opportunity to take part in a firebreak course as part of the first cohort of the Futures Academy.
Unity Enterprises is now a member of the alliance which provides support and a voice for the community sector in Essex. We look forward to playing our part and gaining the benefits of being an active member.
Unity Enterprises East Anglia have now received our disability confident badge and are at committed status. We will be working hard towards gaining our confident status over the coming months through our work with volunteers.
We would like to say a huge thanks to Kat Marketing for supporting us with our launch and developing a marketing strategy. We are really excited about working with them moving forward on marketing and getting our key messages out there.
We have just announced our first ever Network event! Join us in raising money towards our work whilst meeting like minded businesses and professionals. We will enjoy a refreshing autumn walk around Castle Park finished off with tea & coffee and pastries. Look out for news of our Clacton & Harwich Netwalks coming soon. Kindly sponsored by Metro Bank
Unity Enterprises have teamed up with our Operations Director Steve Morley to add to our overall business engagement offer so we can now offer workshops on a range of inclusion and wellbeing topics to upskill your staff. You can find out more here
We are busy planning our fundraising calendar and would love to hear from you. Do you have an idea no matter how 'out there' it may seem? Do you have a talent for fundraising and events and want to volunteer? We'd love you to get in touch.
Unity Enterprises East Anglia are now registered with the fundraising regulator. We fully support the fundraising code and manage our resources carefully.
We are delighted to have now been accepted as members of the small charities coalition. We are proud to support the sector and the huge difference small charities make.
You can now support our work when you shop online through Easy Fundraising. It's quick, simple and free. You can find out more here.
Unity Enterprises East Anglia is now fully registered with the Information Commissioners Office. We care about how we handle and process personal data.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Alistair Hunter and his team at Direct solutions for supporting us with our new logo and branding and printing ready for our official launch event.
We are looking forward to the launch event to speak more about the Futures Academy pilot and how we see this growing and developing over the next 12 months.