Fastlaners is our two week programme for unemployed 18-25 year olds looking for a job they love.  You can take part in Fastlaners in Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Click here to express your interest - we’ll then send you more info and a short application form.

The Programme

Fastlaners is an eight day programme for 18-25 year olds who are looking to kick start their career.  The programme is designed to build confidence and knowledge, introduce participants to a range of potential employers and develop the skills needed to get that dream job.

In addition to the personal development opportunities, participants meet professionals from a variety of industries, receive mentoring for 3-6 months and participate in mock interviews.


In addition to the full-time workshops and opportunities to meet employers, Fastlaners also work on a one-to-one basis with a member of staff and a mentor, to identify and apply for potential opportunities, prepare for interviews and then ensure the first few months at work go smoothly.

In 2016, we delivered 120 workshops and were supported by 169 speakers or facilitators.  We took participants to 51 different workplaces across the country, including to Lloyds Bank, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, PwC, John Lewis, ITV, Mayer Brown, Thomson Reuters, and IBM.

As a result…

  • 100% of participants said they were more confident

  • 73% were working in less than six months

  • 89% were either working or in training or volunteering in six months.

Fastlaners is funded by The Queen’s Young Leaders, a grant to deliver Fastlaners to 600 young people from 2016 - 2019.


The programme is delivered in Birmingham, London and Manchester, three times per year.    The next programmes will be...

  • Birmingham: Monday 11 September - Thursday 21 September 2017, followed by ongoing support for 3 - 6 months. 

  • ManchesterMonday 2 October - Thursday 12 October  201, followed by ongoing support for 3 - 6 months. 

  • London: Monday 2 October - Thursday 12 October  201, followed by ongoing support for 3 - 6 months.

Speak to one of our Fastlaners team for more information or to apply!

  • Birmingham - Holly Thomas: 07467 148165 or

  • Manchester - Lydia Burke: 07943 735238 or

  • London - Emma Henly: 07943 632 046 or


If you’re 18-25, live in one of our Fastlaners regions and want to build on your existing skills or qualifications, submit an expression of interest in the programme. You will then be sent an electronic application form (please get in touch if you require this form in a different format or need assistance to complete your application).

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the team!