About Step Forward

Step Forward was formed in 2013 by leading social integration charity, The Challenge and will be running until January 2019.

The new Apprenticeship Standards that the Government has launched were created specifically to be more suited to day to day working tasks and nurture the skills needed for a certain role.  We have matched young Londoners to employers across all sectors in London.

We have also enabled opportunities for our apprentices to mix with people from different backgrounds and place a focus on developing professional and soft skills at regular weekend ‘challenges’.  We believe this will create confident, well-rounded young professionals that will be highly employable and valuable to their employer.

To support our apprentices along this journey we provide a mentor for each apprentice and provide access to impartial, external groups such as My Mental Health, Brook Advisory Services and the National Careers Service.