About Spear

The Spear Programme supports young people facing challenging barriers to work and education.


The journey to transforming employment

The Spear Programme is run by friendly and experienced coaches, who lead a group of young people through a series of work-readiness topics, with a strong emphasis on attitudinal and soft skills coaching alongside practical requirements.

Centre Manager

Izzie Thompson

Our coaches are one of our greatest assets. They're a brilliantly skilled bunch, who really care about seeing our trainees succeed.

We love how Izzie, our centre manager explains that the highlight of her job is seeing a young person's spark come back

The Team

The Spear Programme has a proven track record: 75% of the young people who complete the first six weeks of the programme not only get into work or return to education but are still there a year later. Thanks to our partnerships with business, young people we’ve trained have gone on to work for EQ Investors, Kea Consultants, JP Morgan, Sky, and even Buckingham Palace

Centre Manager
Izzie Thomson
Lead Coach
Fleur Ritzenthaler
Graduate Coach
Leslie Ogundokun