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Fastlaners Employability Programme

Have you aged 18-25 and unsure of the next steps you need to take in order to get a job you love? 

Fastlaners is UpRising's free employability and personal development programme, designed to help young people identify career goals and find meaningful employment. 

Over 7 days you will build your employability skills through a series of interactive workshops, mock interviews, mentoring sessions and networking events. Workshops are lead by a range of coaching and industry professionals covering topics such as goal setting, interview and assessment centre skills and personal branding. Previous speakers and facilitators have included The Co-operative, RBS, EY, Brother UK and Bruntwood. The workshops will equip you with the skills, networks and knowledge start your graduate job search with confidence.

Following the training workshops you will have access to three - six months of ongoing, one to one support to identify and apply for potential opportunities, prepare for interviews and ensure the first few months at work go smoothly. You will also be matched with a young professional mentor to discuss your aspirations and learn from their experience of looking for and excelling at work. 

The Fastlaners approach has proved successful: 89% of last year's participants secured employment or training within 6 months of completing the programme. 

Young people claiming Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit are eligible to take part. For more information on when our next programme is taking place and how to apply, please visit

Who to contact

07943 735238

Who is it for?

18 - 25
Eligibility Details
  • Young people aged 18 - 25 in Greater Manchester
  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Can be claiming Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit
  • Please submit an expression of interest in the programme. You will then be sent an electronic application form (please get in touch if you require this form in a different format or need assistance to complete your application). The application form will be used to determine whether Fastlaners can meet your needs and all applicants will be contacted to confirm the outcome of their application.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Individuals can apply directly via the UpRising website,

If you would like to refer a young person please contact Lydia on 07943 735238/

Cost Information
The programme is free and a contribution can be made towards daily travel costs.

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Further Details

Please include any information about access needs in your application so that we can ensure the needs of participants are met. 

Last updated date:
13 October 2017


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