Bridging life’s gaps

Transition programmes

As a leading youth charity, UKSA recognises the difficulties faced by young people today. Our transition programmes help bridge the gap between difficult periods in their lives.

Build confidence and enhance skills

Through a range of water-based activities we inspire and engage young people to take on new challenges, build their confidence and self esteem, while also enhancing their social and physical skills.

We work with Jobcentre Plus to provide the six-week Change Direction programme for young people aged 18 to 25 who are seeking to move off benefits and into employment.

We work with young offenders, providing the Unlocking Potential programme that enables them to experience the work of a maritime centre and to explore job opportunities in this industry.

We also run Prince’s Trust programmes, which aim to get local young people involved in community projects, into maritime jobs and discovering new opportunities.