Área de Empleo e Inclusión Social | Santa María La Real


We design and manage employability improvement programmes to help people who are out of work find a new job.

We run a range of what we call launch pads, like the Lanzaderas Conecta Empleo; women-centred programmes; programmes to promote green employment; career labs; promote employability in rural areas; and initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship.

Lanzaderas and Employability Programmes

With innovative methods and outstanding results, our Lanzaderas de Empleo have become a benchmark in modern job guidance, with an average success rate of around 60%.
Financed by the European Social Fund, this is a Lanzadera that we are running jointly with Fundación Telefónica from 2020 to 2023.

A free job guidance programme where people who are out of work can harness the power of teamwork to learn how to design a comprehensive job search plan using new techniques and digital tools.
Click Empleo seeks to develop digital job search skills for people who are less proficient in the online environment.

Participants discover messaging and video-calling apps, digital planning tools and cloud storage, and how to manage administrative tasks online.

Jobs for Women

An employability improvement programme for women in situation of special vulnerability.

The initiative, which has a success rate of over 64%, is managed jointly with the Castile and Leon Regional Government and more than 1,600 women have participated since 2016.

Contact: mujer@santamarialareal.org
Entrena Empleo aims to improve access to the job market for women who are long-term unemployed and do unpaid care work.

The project studies the psychosocial effects of unemployment resulting from motherhood, tests intervention projects and creates a network of key stakeholders.
Empleando el Cuidado was born to favor the transition to the regulated labor market of people with experience in the non-professional care of minors in Castilla y León, and who do not have official recognition.

Interested persons can sign up for the Public Employment Exchange and the free training that will take place between October and November. They will learn the essential care for minors, obtain an approved degree and be able to turn their experience into a new job opportunity.
Ruta al Empleo aims to promote the social and professional integration of migrant women who are unemployed, vulnerable or experiencing labour or sexual exploitation, both in urban and rural areas.

It supports women in their job placement process by identifying and promoting the value of their skills.
The Programa de formación con compromiso de contratación e inserción para mujeres víctimas de violencia de género o trata y explotación sexual aims to help these women join the working and employed population.

Participants will be able to acquire the necessary skills and tools they need to move on from the consequences of abuse and live their lives independently.

Youth Employment

An online space for free job guidance for unemployed young people from 16 to 35 years old. They can participate in individual sessions or group itineraries, webinars and live talks on the social network Twitch.

Specialists in job guidance provide them with labor, social and educational resources to face the job search, activate their vocational motivation and develop digital skills, increasing their opportunities to achieve their professional goal.
It is a European initiative within the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 program that seeks to reduce the gap between the educational system and the current labour market in order to provide young people aged 12 to 18 with the necessary preparation in terms of employability skills and career guidance, involving public and private entities, educational centres and parents.

The project manages to bring together the different parties to analyse the reality of this group in terms of their professional future, to know the solutions available to break this gap and to establish a correct strategy to achieve their integration into the labour market.

Green Employment

Rural Employability Network is a space for cooperation and exchange that promotes the sharing of innovative initiatives from European social organisations in rural areas across Spain. It aims to develop synergies, raise awareness about social and employment issues and promote innovative measures for socio-economic development.
This initiative is jointly promoted with Fundación Repsol and involves organisations and companies from the social sphere. The Alianza para la Transición Energética Inclusiva seeks to respond to the major labour and social challenges resulting from the energy transition, contributing to an inclusive transformation.
We have experience in the ‘Repuebla en Verde’ programmes, GO GREEN territorial development plans, as well as in the mining basins of Castile and Leon and Soria and Empleaverde with sector-specific launch pads. More than 500 people have participated in these programmes, which have a 45% success rate.

Professional and Innovation LABS

We promote training and employment programmes where the launch pads methodology is supplemented with tailor-made training programmes in high-demand professional fields. Through BCLabs we promote job placement in employability niches, such as web programming.
Emple-Arte seeks to design, test and exchange job activation methodologies and work with the long-term unemployed through creative processes. Intervention through art is proving to be a useful tool for personal growth, empowerment and social change.


LÁNZATE, create and promote your own company with social impact is an online training programme in social entrepreneurship that has the support and funding from the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030.

It seeks to promote entrepreneurial culture, following the Lanzaderas de Emprendimiento methodology.

LÁNZATE 2022 Jóvenes

Los talleres prácticos y webinars se dirige a jóvenes, de 16 a 30 años. Trabajarán contenidos de emprendimiento, generación y validación de ideas de negocio con metodologías ágiles: Design Thinking y Lean Startup o Lean Canvas.

Other projects

We promote Social Entrepreneurship Launch Pads for people who want to improve their entrepreneurial skills and are looking for a professional outlet in self-employment.

We provide advice and assistance in the design of training centres, as well as advice and training programmes for the acquisition of skills in sustainability, helping companies to make the transition to the Green Economy.

If you would like more information or would like to launch any of our initiatives, please contact us