NUYU Academy is a training centre in Dover that provide Traineeships for 16-18 year
olds who are not in education, employment or training.
We are currently running a 13 week programme that consists of learners being taught
employability skills, gaining Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies, and supporting
them with achieving up to Level 2 in English and maths (if required).
We then search for work placements within their chosen sector, with the long-term
goal of an apprenticeship or employment on completion.
Before you start, there is an initial meeting where we can identify what you want
to achieve from the course and get to know your career aspirations and barriers to
The next stage is an enrolment induction, this may be in a group or individual depending
on the amount of candidates interested at the time.
During the induction you will need to complete paperwork, so remember to bring your
ID, National Insurance number and any recent qualifications.
There is an initial assessment on the computer for us to access your literacy and
numeracy knowledge, this enables our tutors to give you the right amount of support
in training sessions.
Company manager and tutor
Justine has many years of experience in post 16 education. She is a qualified tutor
and holds qualification in advice and guidance, BCS computer skills and Equality
Justine gets involved with every part of the learner journey from initial interviews,
through induction and classroom training. She specialises in English functional skills
and enjoys the employability aspect of the courses, helping young people to find
their career path and improve confidence.
Educational Support & Student Development Coordinator
Dave has background experience in behavioural management with young people. He runs
the Aspire unit and works with teenagers that are disengaged from school. Dave enjoys
working with this age group as he feels that, with a little self-belief, everyone
can achieve their goals.
Using cognitive thinking and understanding their behaviour his students thrive at
the Aspire unit and achieve functional skills qualification then are able to re-integrate
back into mainstream education with a different frame of mind.
Chelsey came to NUYU on a programme designed to support people into employment. She
agreed to complete voluntary hours in our office doing small jobs but in a short
amount of time had learned how to audit and manage documents. Chelsey is now working
as an apprentice studying Business Administration Level 2 alongside her full time
Employer Engagement Officer
Claire is involved with all the learners and supports them to find work placements.
Claire is the direct link between student and employer helping both of them to have
a positive experience when taking on and undertaking work experience.
Claire has experience in sales and finds this a useful skill as she makes contact
with new companies and talks to them about our courses and the learners that are
looking for experience.