Open Road has capacity for 160 trainee placements at any one time so if you know someone who could benefit from some structured vocational training, you know where to find us.

Young people between 14 and 16 are referred to Open Road by schools, alternative education providers, other care and support agencies.

If young people over 16 who are not in education, employment or training, are interested in receiving training with a little extra help and guidance, they can also self refer for placement via the Bursary Fund.

The training provided in the mechanical engineering, joinery and construction industries workshops lead to recognised qualifications and can be used as a stepping stone into the working world and a career.

Open Road has trained and helped improve the lives of almost 500 young people since it was set up in 2009. 

You can help us write another success story by referring someone to us who is in need of a little extra support, advice and practical training. 

For more information visit or call 01553 776600.