New Narratives

We support young Nextees to successfully bridge the transition from high school into post-school training and work

We offer Nextees the chance to build confidence, resilience, and experience needed to:

  • Find sustainable work and earn a stable income.
  • Achieve and maintain wellness to live fulfilling, successful lives.


  • Nextees are still in work 18 months after starting it
  • They feel more resilient and confident about their futures

Our approach is three-fold:

Life skills support

this is the critical first step to nurturing talent and building confidence. Includes understanding themselves better and taking charge of their lives.

Exposure to the world of work

Our Nextees see work in action, hear from Industry, and are exposed to experiences in the Real World; learning technically, academically, and experientially.


Nextees are mentored throughout their journey, where support is targeted, responsive to needs and non-judgemental.

Our Partners

NextUp is a proud partner of the City of Tshwane and the Gauteng Provincial Government. We work closely with the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) and the Tshwane South Education District, and have strong relationships with the staff of the three secondary schools in Olievenhoutbosch.