Employment & Skills
Ignite2 is a Supported Employment project offering participants the opportunity to engage in their local community, improve their employability and secure paid or voluntary work with ongoing in-work support. We assist adults with learning disability and autism to find the right job and keep it using the model of Supported Employment.
About Project Ignite2
Take the Opportunity
Together with your dedicated Employment Officer you’ll work to design an action plan that delivers your employability and inclusion goals. Your Employment Officer will meet with you regularly, acting as mentor and guide to set up activities from your action plan. Activities may include work sampling with a range of local employers; helping build your confidence and develop more practical in-work skills or completing OCN accredited training tailored to address any barriers to progression identified.
Alongside valuable work experience with local employers, Ignite2 participants can also experience work within the project’s 3 employability hubs; The Orchard Café, The Orchardville Business Centre and Industrial Solutions at Coke, Lisburn. Our social enterprises are ‘real work’ settings providing participants with supportive environments in which to develop both practical and soft skills, in preparation for your future progression towards employment.
With Our Support
Participants who may be experiencing poor physical or emotional wellbeing can also avail of support from the project’s Wellbeing for Work Coach, further supporting the achievement of your employability goals. Similarly, a range of evening social activities, part of a busy monthly events calendar, are available to participants from Belfast though our CLASP (Community Inclusion) project.
We’ll help you identify jobs you may be interested in, source work experience and support you with job applications and interviews, all to ensure that you secure the job that’s right for you and keep it!
How to apply
You can contact us directly or we can take referrals from a wide range of sources including Community Social Work Teams, Health Professionals, Careers Advisors, Jobs and Benefits Office Staff, Schools, Training Providers and Families and Carers.
The Project Ignite2 application form can be downloaded here: Ignite2 Application Form NOV 2020 with RA
Ignite2 is funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy. Funding is also provided by the Department for Communities and the Belfast, South-Eastern & Western Health & Social Care Trusts.
Below you’ll find more information on Project Ignite2, along with the project application form.