There is potential in everyone. Not everyone can see it, but we can.

Hand Picked Candidates

Hand Picked has been created to help young people aged 16-24 who are not working, access opportunities to get into paid work.

There are a couple of ways you can take part:

  • Apply to attend the Academy. We will show you how to stand out from the crowd the next time you apply for a job.  In addition you'll learn how to build on your strengths and ensure you can demonstrate your skills and attributes at your next interview.
  • Apply for a Hand Picked job and build your work experience through a fixed-term, paid job with a local company. Along with your employer, we will mentor you throughout, giving you both the confidence and the support you need to be successful in your future career.

Hand Picked is all about being honest with you; giving you practical advice and helping you to find paid employment, whether that's in a Hand Picked job or directly with an employer. If you are interested in registering for either of these, you must be between 16-24 yrs old, currently unemployed and actively seeking employment.

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Your first step is to complete the application form below.

Application Form
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