What is the Wings Project?
Some young people who have completed their education require assistance to be able to take on a job and work independently. The Green Room Foundation's Wings Project, based The Swan, has been set up to facilitate this.
The aim of the Wings Project is to assist young people bridge the gap between leaving education and successfully joining the world of work. There is a bespoke programme of preparation and experience which aims to provide practical experience of the skills required and also build confidence in the wide variety of employability and life skills, including:
- Use of public transport.
- Time management.
- Appearance and conduct at work.
- Communication and presentation.
- Empathy and conflict management.
- Health and safety at Work.
- Customer service.
What does it include?
The programme is quite far reaching and covers a lot of the key skills and support for the transition from education into employment.
- Support for work/volunteering opportunities.
- Training (eg till training, food safety).
- Mentoring sessions with personal mentor/coach.
- Employer liaison.
- Support sessions (eg life skills).
- Help for CV development.
- Job seeking support during and after programme.
- Pastoral support during and after programme.
- Online feedback of progress.
- Attendance at annual reviews.
How is The Swan helping
During term time The Wings Project 'take over' The Swan two days a week - Tuesday and Wednesday - from opening time until about 1.30pm. Our own Bar Staff, along with Green Room School staff, are there to provide education and support of key skills required for the hospitality sector including:
- General work experience.
- Front of house.
- Barista and general bar.
- Money including till training.
- Customer service.
- Food safety & hygiene management.
- Practice waiting and service.
- Assisting at our events.
Here is the poster for a Tuesday lunchtime down at The Swan.
We would really encourage our patrons to visit The Swan on these days so that the participants can practice their skills. When The Kitchen re-opens later this year, it is hoped that they will be involved in all areas of food preparation and delivery too.
Having access to a community run and supported business allows The Greem Room School to give young people the time and attention they need to learn the skills they require. Participants are far more likely to be successful because of the foundation that they have been given at The Swan.
For more information please visit The Green Room School via the button below. The Swan cannot answer any questions directly.