Students Reviews & Testimonials

I enjoyed working as a team getting the food out on time at my placement. Safe opportunities were very supportive.
I enjoyed working at MMU with my employer and helping out students that need my help. I am happy with everything Safe Opportunities did and wouldn’t change anything.
The Aim awards have allowed me to learn about lifting safely, working with tools and how to do a CV.
I enjoyed going to the kitchens and learning how to use the tools safely.
I have enjoyed learning about where to put the plants in the right places. Safe Opportunities have made it more convenient to get used to new things in the future.
I enjoyed working with my employer and talking to customers.

School Reviews & Testimonials

 Placements are sourced in good time, allowing students time to prepare. Helen and her team complete all the risk assessments and checks when sourcing the placements, they provide very clear schemes or work and evaluation of progress (on a weekly basis) – an outstanding service!
Bev Scott
Deputy Headteacher
Greenbank High School
I have always found working with Helen and the team extremely positive. Communication is great, work is efficient and effective and they will always go the extra mile to meet the individual needs of the young people they support.
Young Persons support Co-ordinator
This is our third year being supported by the team at Safe Opportunities. We need to be totally confident that our students are placed in appropriate and safe working environments. From the outset, Helen and the team liaise with the students, family/carers as well as school and encouragement is offered from start to finish. Working towards the AIM award, students are able to put their new workplace skills into practice and gain accreditation. We have no hesitation in recommending SO to provide a tailor made package for each individual student.
Work Related Learning Manager
Safe Opportunities have arranged very high quality placements for our young people and provide excellent support for the students, starting with the first initial meeting and continuing throughout their placements. They have fantastic awareness of the challenges our learners face and they strive to meet their needs and provide support throughout the process.
School Co-ordinator
St Thomas More have been working with Safe Opportunities for a number of years and will continue to do so because of their care and commitment to each of our children. Each child is valued and a careful relationship is formed between the child, school and Safe Opportunities. This means that the child is best placed to an opportunity which is right for their formation and growth. Each of our children have grown because of their placement and some have gone on to continue either at the placement or in a similar industry. Safe Opportunities are outstanding at safeguarding and communicate effectively and timely with school. The opportunities for the child also continue through modules run by Safe Opportunities which help vital skills such as CV writing and health and safety at work.
Assistant Head Teacher

Parents Reviews & Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my daughter and myself to say thank you for all your hard work I see a very confident person who has had a taste of life outside school and can't wait to start her catering course in September you have made such a difference thank you.
Brine Leas parent
My son gained 2 years' work experience through Safe Opportunities as part of his GCSE studies. Safe Opportunities is a much needed service for those young people who would benefit from supported work experience.  
St Thomas More parent