Today it has been announced that there has been a rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents who are out of work and claiming benefits.]

At UKSA we run ground-breaking youth development programmes to help young people overcome the barriers to employment.

Our programmes aim to steer young people off benefits and into work or education using a variety of on- the-water activities as the catalyst for positive change.

To date in 2015, 50% of this year’s beneficiaries have gone into employment, education or training.

With our charitable focus on Youth Development we hosted the NCS (National Citizen Service) programme this summer in conjunction with the Football League Trust. The national programme allows young people to take part in adrenaline fuelled activities whilst developing leadership and team work skills. As part of the experience participants learnt important life skills such as budgeting and first aid whilst experiencing a taste of independent living. Through the delivery of this programme we are showing our commitment to young people by running schemes for those who may be at risk of unemployment; by preparing them with the skills employers desire.

Aside from our Youth Development programmes, we have developed highly successful training routes and partnerships offering funding assistance to those who  may be struggling to afford the training they need to fulfil their ambition.

Our Watersports Instructor Traineeship is a fully funded 18 week course in partnership with HTP Training. The course boasts a guaranteed interview and offers employment opportunities upon successful completion for the right candidates. For more information on the Watersports Instructor Traineeship please visit here.

We are also able to offer an exclusive programme – Watersports Instructor Training with leading holiday supplier Neilson. Through funding from Neilson this programme guarantees participantants with two seasons work at one of their resorts in Greece or Turkey; upon successful completion of the course. In addition this training also has scope for returning to UKSA for further / advanced training in year 2. For more information on the Neilson WIT course please visit here.