About this service

Barnardo’s Works provides unemployed young people living in Dundee (age 16-24) with a unique blend of personal support and accredited training, matched with quality work experience placements and the opportunity to access independent employment. The support package is tailored to meet the needs of the young person, and all individuals are allocated a key worker to support them throughout the duration of the programme.
Intensive support is provided at the beginning of the programme to help young people adjust to the world of work. An allocated key worker will also support young people to overcome any barriers such as homelessness and the impact of poverty. This is achieved by working alongside a range of specialist agencies and service users will be signposted for additional support as required. This element of the Barnardo’s Works programme is crucial to enable young people to sustain placements. The Barnardo’s Works project effectively addresses issues such as unemployment and poverty, and enables young people to become an active member of the local Dundee community.