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“We aim to provide young people with confidence and motivation, through training and development”


We inspire and encourage young people to find their own path to success through training and development.

“We are creating a world where social and economic barriers don't stop young people from achieving their full potential”


We provide highly structured training and development in different skill areas. We mentor young people to create real opportunities that will see them grow as individuals. We work within the community to inspire and encourage young people.

Our Story

At Orange Bow, we believe that everyone can learn, grow and feel inspired to be the best and brightest version of themselves.

Founded in 2018, as a community interest company (CIC) Orange Bow, serves the needs of people within the borough of Lambeth and the wider city of London. Working in collaboration with the Job Centre, local businesses, and recruiters, we provide young people and adults aged 16+ who are out of employment or from underprivileged communities with work-based training opportunities to boost their employability and employment prospects.


We understand that the pressure of unemployment can be stressful for most people. Trying to find work, with no prior experience, skills or qualification can be daunting, cause stress and anxiety and in the long term impact a person’s motivation and mental health. Our mission is to help people aim for a brighter future by providing a safe space where people can learn, grow, gain practical skills and improve their wellbeing whilst also exploring their creativity.

Whether at our Hub in Lambeth or online, we deliver courses in Digital Skills for Work, Digital Skills for Business, Functional Skills, IT and Customer Service. Upon completion of one of our courses, learners receive interview preparation and a nationally recognised qualification that can be added to their CV to help boost their employment prospects.

Our learning programmes are curated by credible experts and professionals; they embed asepts of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles to help build resilience, improve communication and interpersonal skills, to help prepare our learners for interviews and navigating the workplace. We also work with qualified Counsellors and CBT therapists who provide 1:1 counselling sessions to individuals who require more mental or psychological support.

Our principles and values are centred on Respect, Diversity of thought and Optimism, which lays the foundation for everything that we do. That’s because we believe that everyone is deserving of a fair and equitable chance of succeeding in learning and employment.

We provide pre-employment and post-employment training courses to boost peoples employment prospects

We help build your confidence and equip you with skills to get the jobs you want

Our Purpose

Our mission is to:

● Tackle the challenges and barriers that hinders people from successfully entering employment.
● Encourage and empower young people and adults to build resilience and confidence in their skills, abilities and career aspirations.
● Listen and take young people seriously – we understand the economic and systemic barriers to youth progress and development in the UK. We are committed to working in collaboration with professionals and young people to coach and improve young people’s mental wellbeing and employability.

Our Values

Respect We try our best to show up every day as the kindest, understanding and most positive version of ourselves. And to treat all people fairly, with understanding and with respect.

Diversity of thought We welcome people of all races, genders and backgrounds. Everyone’s opinions, ideas and stories are important and deserve to be heard and understood.

Optimism We motivate and inspire people to unleash their creativity and vitality, embrace new skills to realise their full potential.

Meet the Team

Our team at Orange Bow, are experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds, with years of experience across a range of sectors, including IT, Business, Marketing, Education, Coaching and Mentoring. We are committed to applying our knowledge and experience in the workplace to coach, and mentor young people and adults to take their first steps into employment or further education.

Ryan Bakare

Ray Arain

Micah Ingram

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