World of Work

What’s in the Arriva World of Work Zone?

Beacon of Light is focused on improving the north-east standard of living. That’s why our venue’s Arriva World of Work Zone will provide hundreds of unemployed adults with the tuition, training and confidence they need to get a job.

The Beacon will be a motivational hub for workforce development. At our state-of-the-art site, we offer employability programmes, volunteering support, traineeships and apprenticeships to provide better communication of opportunities between local schools and businesses.

Through workforce development, our aim is to help bridge the gap between education and work, easing the transition for both employers and youngsters, as well as inspiring those without jobs to address barriers to their own employment.


Engineering Zone

Learners tackle the basics of engine maintenance and engineering in this interactive unit featuring working car and bus parts.

Harrison Centre for Social Mobility

Dedicated to providing equal access to education, enterprise and employability to people regardless of their background the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility unit will enable and empower young people to move into business.

The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility will also act as a connecting point between Foundation of Light’s business supporters and course participants, helping them access real life work environments and situations, and jobs.


Digital Zone

A unit dedicated to supporting the digital and media delivery of the University of Sunderland focussing specifically on Sports Journalism.

Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

Ministry of Food Kitchen

A fully functioning teaching kitchen where people can learn the basics of catering.

The unit is also used to help people learn how to cook nutritious meals on a budget with support from the Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food.

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