Barton Peveril Alumnus Helps Unemployed

Reece Black

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College alumnus Reece Black has been helping young adults in the community find employment, after joining social enterprise Digisheds.

The social enterprise helps unemployed 16 to 30 year olds, who are typically underrepresented or overlooked, access the career ladder through a digital skills and personal development programme. 

Digisheds enhances the career prospects of this group through coaching and mentoring, building up their confidence and soft-skills, offering reflection and introspection. Digisheds then develops their digital skills in the second part of the programme, guiding them through e-learning platforms to gain accreditation that will enable them to have the specific skills that employers are looking for.

Black joined the social enterprise after completing his studies at Barton Peveril in 2017 and his degree in 2020. The alumnus completed A Levels in Sociology, Geography and Communication & Culture, alongside the Extended Project and the Aim Awards Introduction to Counselling Skills.

Speaking on his new role, Reece Black said:

‘Working at Digisheds has been a self-managing and independent experience. It’s going to be a really exciting opportunity to help people who have not been able to get on the pathway they initially intended and to help them get back and get to where they want to be.’