Top 5 reasons to join Fastlaners and secure your dream job!

Are you 18-25? Looking for your dream job?  UpRising’s Fastlaners programme on employability and self-development can help!

Fastlaners is a free 6-day course that equips you with the tools, techniques and inspiration to secure a job that you love. The programme will supercharge your confidence, skills and knowledge using a whole person approach to finding meaningful employment.

What’s different about OUR employability programme?

We don’t just do the usual employability workshops. We’re about more than CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. At Fastlaners, we look at developing all the skills needed to gain, maintain and excel within your chosen career. You’ll learn how and where to network, how to safely set up your own business, how to manage your money, coping strategies for those times when nothing feels like it’s going to plan, how to deliver public presentations so people listen and more.

Each day of the programme takes place in a different exclusive business venue. Past venues include Bauer Media- Free Radio, West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Bruntwood Offices Barclays Eagle Lab in iCentrum, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and many more.

The Programme will take place during the day May 14 – 23, 2019 in Birmingham City Centre. Applications close May 12, 2019. There is an additional programme taking place end of June.

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Reason #5: Refresh Your Motivation!

Job searching and dealing with rejection can be soul-crushing :(. Gain a new set of skills, a network of professionals and supportive peers to keep you progressing towards that dream job.

Reason #4: It’s FREE!

You may have spent all your money on education, but now it’s time to invest in yourself! Invest in a programme that works:  89% of Fastlaners secure employment or training in 6 months. How often do people throw free opportunities your way that will change your life? I mean, who does that? This guy (points thumbs at self)! UpRising wants to give ambitious 18-25-year-olds, who otherwise might not have access to these opportunities, free employability training.

I can’t believe this programme was completely free. I’ve learnt more on this programme about what I want to do than I have done in the years I’ve spent at University. Tevin, 2018

Reason #3: Come out of your shell!

100% of Fastlaners said the programme increased their confidence. That’s no fluke. Join us & gain the confidence to ace your interviews. You’ll get a chance to practice your skills during mock interviews with real businesses and employers in your area, where you’ll receive solid, practical feedback from a professional business leader. You’ll also learn tips and techniques on how to answer concisely whilst delivering your unique personality.

I didn’t realise that just by saying yes to this programme that I would leave feeling that I am capable and confident. Sabeeka, 2019

Reason #2: 121 Mentoring!

Get personalised advice from someone who has been there done that in YOUR field. What’s more motivating than your own personal cheerleader? As part of the programme, you’ll receive 3 months of mentoring and one-to-one support.

The benefits of having a mentor are well known within employment. When M&S noticed that a high proportion of graduates were resigning after finishing their programme they implemented a mentoring scheme. It involved senior managers mentoring recent graduates and it resulted in a 70% drop in graduate resignations and an increase in internal appointments to senior roles. Having a mentor can help you gain practical advice, encouragement and support. It can increase your social and academic confidence and help you develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues.

Reason #1: Meet Experts!

Learn the skills & tools to expand your professional network, and meet influential speakers who are experts in their fields.  Is everyone around you getting opportunities because they know the right people? Now it’s your turn! UpRising allows you to learn from experts and senior industry professionals in intimate Q&A and workshop-style sessions. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds, we’ll teach you the networking skills, so you can apply them at each session.

Our speakers are always happy to help young people succeed! 60% of the programme is taught by Birmingham based professionals who don’t just talk the talk but sprint the walk. Previous speakers include Suzie Branch – Director of Business Professional Services Birmingham, Errol Lawson- Coach, published author and city leader for Dent Global and Scott Southwell from Alpha Resourcing recruitment firm.

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