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10 Weeks

Hatch Programme


Who is it for? 

Young people aged 16 – 25 years old. You don’t need any prior qualifications, skills or experience. Just need a positive “want to do/can do” attitude. You need to be available for 10 weeks to take part in all the workshops and paid work. 

What are the dates for the Scheme? 

We had 3 groups running for 10 weeks in total. This was comprised of a 3 hour group workshop in the afternoon once a week for 5 weeks. Participants would gain knowledge on the different aspects of the world of work in a creative and fun environment. The work opportunity is for 4 weeks for 4 hours a day totalling 16 hours per week. 

Salary & expenses 

Participants would be paid to undertake the 4 weeks work placement at National Minimum Wage and can also get £50 for expenses such as travel, clothing, lunch and other training needs. 

Number of participants 

This scheme would have 15 people per group with a total of 45 young people in the 3 groups.

Not in education training or employment (NEET) or

Aged 16-25 years old

Potential NEET


  • Meet new people, learn new skills, increase your motivation and confidence and earn your own  money.

  • Increase in knowledge - work experience increases young peoples' occupational knowledge and understanding of the skills, attributes and qualifications required.

  • Breaking the cycle - many young people find themselves in a situation where they cannot get a job because of lack of experience so taking part in a work placement gives them this valuable experience.

  • Improvement in communication skills - work placements help young people to gain experience in working with people, enhancing their social and communication skills.

  • Economic development - work experience contributes to economic development within the local community.

  • Improve competitiveness - work experience opportunities can help industry to remain competitive.

  • Co-production – help shape the scheme to suit your needs, complete training to suit your needs, raise your voice and feel a valued member of the programme.



What does the programme involve?

The Hatch Programme is an employability programme to get young people onto the career ladder. You will partake in a series of employability modules to develop your skills, build confidence and more. Following this, you will undertake a 4 week work placement at KFC. Upon completing placement, you will take part in a final wrap up module and complete a mock interview. 

How to  register?

Send your latest CV to  and we will contact you to register on to the programme. Alternatively, complete the form below and attach your CV.

Is there an eligibility criteria?

Yes, individuals must be aged 16-25 and not in education, training or employment (NEET).

How many modules must I attend?

There are a total of 7 modules: 5 take place before the 4 week placement and 2 take place after placement. Attendance to all modules is mandatory.

Will I be paid for the placement?

Yes, however, the rate you will be paid at is the discretion of the KFC you are placed at. It will be at least National Minimum Wage.

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