Join our Summer Programme this July

Explore your career options, be inspired and find your spark

Not too sure of your next step after your GCSEs?

Come along to our Free Summer Programme this July and explore possible career paths, improve your employability, meet new people and have lots of fun while you’re at it.

What is the YMCA Summer Programme?

Running in Doncaster, Lincoln, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Leeds, Lowestoft, Ipswich and Norwich, the Summer Programme helps young people leaving school to:

Meet new people

Make new friends and meet tutors and business people who can help inspire and guide you.

Celebrate the summer

Fun activities from arts and crafts to sports days help build life skills like confidence and communication.

Explore your future

Get a taste of possible career paths, be inspired and take control of the next step in your education.

What's on

We've put together a series of activities which will run every Tuesday and Thursday in July across our 9 centres. Come along to a single session or join us for the whole month.

Employability Skills

Get a feel for the workplace with our skills, visits and insight afternoons.

Road Trip

Experience and learn something new with our day trips. Visit football stadiums, museums and employer events.

Get Creative

Connect with your creative side. Enjoy making things such as rockets and experimental sculpture. 

Paradise Island Game

Build respect through exploring our differences with each other. 

Sports Day

A day for some friendly competition with our activity-filled sports day. 

Summer Awards

Look back over the summer and celebrate your achievements.

What are you waiting for? Book your space now!
What next?

Good question. After the Summer Programme you could take a 12-month Study Programme where you could study for a vocational (practical) qualification and gain work experience. You could then start a Traineeship, a 6-month work placement in your chosen sector - a real job, with real responsibilities. Once you have a Study Programme and Traineeship under your belt you’ve ticked every box to prepare you to succeed in an Apprenticeship.



YMCA Training is part of Central YMCA making a difference in people's lives through education and wellbeing. We run vocational training courses that support learners to develop the skills, confidence and experience they need to be successful in their chosen career. We work primarily in careers in fitness, health care, horticulture, childcare, management and retail.

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