Our Social Impact

What is a Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is an enterprise whose objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact, rather than maximising profit for its owners or shareholders. It pursues its objectives by trading on an ongoing basis through the provision of goods and/or services, and by reinvesting surpluses into achieving social objectives.

Our Social Impact

Our vision is to give everyone who wants to work the opportunity of employment and education as a means to improve their well-being regardless of their background or economic status.

We have developed four programmes, Returner Open Employer Certification, Skills 4 Success, Course Connect and Next Steps Returnships.

Returner Open Employer Certification allows employers who are open to age and gender diversity in their workforces to stand out from the crowd with this certification.

Skills 4 Success is a career guidance and support project. Targeting stay at home parents (Returners) who have been out of the workforce, due to family or childcare commitments, for a number of years and who are actively seeking to return to education and work.

The programme consists of workshops and one on one career coaching, providing support in confidence building, CV preparation, interview skills and career guidance. These skills are fundamental to enabling individuals who have been out of the workforce for a number of years to understand their potential.

Skills 4 Success will connect our clients to the supports they need to enable them to embrace the opportunities available, and to guide them along the path to education or employment.

The Next Step-Returnship programme will offer work experience to those who need it in a supportive and encouraging environment offering them a stepping stone to further their employment potential. It will help people who have been out of the workforce for more than 2 years to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements within Back To Work Connect. After the placement, participants are encouraged to look for permanent jobs elsewhere, based on the experience and new skills they have gained while on the programme.