Step Forward

Please note, Step Forward is no longer running.

Step Forward ran between 2014 – 2019 and was a one-year apprenticeship for young people, aged 16-22 in London. Through Step Forward, we helped young people build networks by connecting them directly with employers and equipped them with the skills they needed to shine at university or work and beyond.

Step Forward apprentices got a paid job for 12 months along with one day a week of professional development training, support from a fully trained mentor, and friends and connections made for life.

Thank you for everyone that helped make Step Forward happen.

If you have any queries relating to the Step Forward programme, please contact carol.welch@the-challenge.org or call The Challenge’s switchboard on 020 3510 5050.

“Working with Step Forward to build our apprenticeship programme has been a huge success. It has allowed us to connect with bright, motivated and enthusiastic students and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

Hannah Jennings, Bloomberg