Inspiring employment

The Spear Programme

The award-winning Spear Programme helps young people overcome the challenges they face and build vital skills and confidence for their career, so that they can prepare for the workplace and commit to long-term employment.

Since the programme began more than 15 years ago in London, the Spear Programme has helped more than 7,500 16-24-year-olds. 75% of those who complete the Spear Programme not only get into work, but remain there a year later.

Spear Islington was launched in June 2016.

Our vision is to transform the lives of up to 90 young people facing facing different challenges in Islington and the surrounding area each year, giving them the support, skills and confidence they need to get into work or re-enter education and begin to build a future filled with hope.

Read more about how the Spear Programme works.

I'm 16-24
Sign up for a free, six-week training programme. A job that suits you. A year of coaching to fast track your career.
I'm a supporter
Volunteer, fundraise or donate to transform young people’s lives.
I'm a business
Use your skills, resources and experience to deliver social impact.
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We are very grateful to our Spear Champions for all their support:


Louise Armitage, Paul Zaphiriou, Vicky Blizzard, Emma West

Andrew Ledigo, Louise Reichmann, Andrew Bailey, Rowan Howard