UP-START is a new and innovative enterprise project managed by young people for young people, aged 15 to 24 who are currently not in employment, education or training, and living in Telford & Wrekin.

UP-START would particularly welcome the participation of young people who consider themselves to be disabled, and/or from Black & minority ethnic communities; and/or le***an, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Operating as usual


Reminder that the Jobs Fair is on tomorrow! Volunteers interested in attending with us please come to Meeting Point House first at 10:30am and we'll all walk up to the International Centre for 11am.


IMPORTANT! For any volunteers who plan to come to the Jobs Fair at the International Centre with us. On Wednesday, could you all meet up in the Up-Start building/Meeting Point House for 10:30am? Once everyone's there, we'll all walk up the the International Centre. The Jobs Fair itself will begin at 11am!!! Exciting!!!


Quick reminder that Wheelchair Basketball is on later today at 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the Stirchley Recreation Centre!


Hey, all! We're excited to announce that we'll have a stall at the in the International Centre on Wednesday! It'd be great if any of you volunteers turned up. The jobs fair starts at 11am to 7pm but we'll most likely round people up in the Up-Start building before so. Catch you all there!


The Job Box

The Job Box will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on all your job search related needs at the Partnership for Jobs and Partnership for Careers events on 18th and 19th March at The International Centre, Telford. Pre-register now for these free events by visiting www.telfordjobbox.co.uk


Afternoon! I hope you're all having a good week so far! We have plans for running a free, yes FREE cafe on Tuesdays evenings. Things are still very much in development and updates will be made as things progress but we're very excited about it. You can't say no to free food!


The Job Box

Another Apprenticeship opportunity from Job Box!

Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship

Rix Petrolrum Ltd
Duties will include: photocopying, scanning, filing and typing duties as directed, dealing with internal and external post and emails on a day to day basis, answering incoming sales calls and negotiate with customers, dealing with queries, predominately over the telephone, take messages and pass them to the relevant person in a timely manner, maintaining filing systems, assisting with the ordering and maintenance of stock supplies. The company are offering National Minimum wage (rate depends on the age of the Apprentice) for a 40 hour week: The minimum being £151.60 per week. Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
Closing date: 20 February 2015.

To apply for this vacancy please contact Karen Hughes at [email protected] or by calling 01952 642326


We would also like to add that even if you don't like what you see, you can always chime in with your own ideas for potential projects in the future. Our organisation is about YOU after all. Just message us!

It would also be great if you could get in touch with any other people whether it'd be family, friends or just about anyone who'd be interested in what we do.


Talent Match - Telford & Wrekin

Just found out Talent Match have their own facebook!

FINALLY we're here on Facebook. Talent Match has been busy helping young Telfordians find sustainable jobs and better futures for the last 9 months. About time we started talking about it!

telfordjobbox.co.uk 17/02/2015

The Job Box - Job vacancies and employment options

telfordjobbox.co.uk Information about The Job Box


Forgot to mention that our twitter is @UPSTART_Telford!


On Friday, we went to TCAT to talk to some media students about Up-Start and whether they would be interested in helping us out with video projects. A bunch of them expressed interested and gave us their names! We're looking forward to seeing them here!


Quick reminder that we work on stencil art each Tuesday and will most likely keep running this project until March. Be sure to stop by if you wish to participate!




We are a charity - here to enable people from BME, LGBT and disabled communities to help others from the same communities!

We are part of Rights and Fairness Telford - www.raf-t.org.uk




General information

UP-START is part of Rights and Fairness Telford - www.raf-t.org.uk

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