Bourne Digital can support individuals who...
- Are aged 19+
- Live in Bournemouth
- Have poor digital skills - Feel they are holding you back in searching for work, progressing in work or life in general e.g. you would like to use YouTube to learn a new skill or find the nearest chemist online
- Can commit to attend a minimum of two work experience placements (minimum of 5 working days per placement but the placements do not have to be consecutive)
- Are unemployed and looking for work
- Underemployed - in employment but require improved digital skills to develop and progress further
- Returning to work after having had/cared for children
- Carer returner
- Have the right to live and work in the UK.
The project is an initiative by Good Things Foundation with the financial support of J.P Morgan and aims to support a very specific group of the population; therefore, we will not be able to work with individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
How to be part of the Bourne Digital project
To be part of the project, please contact the Bourne Digital Project via the online form or call 01202 677557.
I’ve said I would like to be part of the project…now what?
We will contact you within 5 working days, whether you are eligible for the programme or not.
If it has been more than 5 working days since you sent your referral and haven’t heard back from our team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 677557.
Once the referral has been accepted…
If we can move forward with your request, we will make contact to arrange the first meeting with your assigned Mentor. We will also keep you in informed via email or phone call.
The Bourne Digital Mentor will meet with you in an agreed place.
On the first meeting, we will ask about your current skills, barriers and identify personal goals. We will discuss and agree set targets, identify learning and work opportunities which will be recorded in an online Personal Development Plan. During the meeting we will complete entry paperwork, which consists of our entry forms, assessment questionnaire, an online baseline survey and right to live and work in the UK information.
Our programme is tailored to your individual needs and interests, which means that our support is different for every participant. We can support you to get involved in activities to build your self-confidence, such as using YouTube to learn new skills, help get employment ready, access learning opportunities and much more!
About personal data…
As you will be working with multiple partner organisation your details will be shared with them. They will ask you to complete and sign their own agreements.
The personal data that is shared will always be limited to what the other organisation needs to meet its requirements or deliver its services.
Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes. We are not permitted to collect information we do not need or will not use.
We will never sell your personal information.