Our Youth Employment Hub ended on 31 October following a successful 12 months helping young people in the surrounding area with advice and guidance when thinking about their future career path and the opportunities that were available to them.
Since starting in October last year, over 550 young people have benefitted from help and advice, over 80 people were able to get into paid employment and over 150 found work experience positions to help them on their career path.
Here are some of the people they have successfully helped:
Jack came to the hub following a referral from a Totton job coach. Jack has autism, but was very chatty, engaging and willing to do anything to get into employment.
Our advisers were able to help him to construct a CV and complete some job applications, he was offered a job at Asda Grocery store, an apprenticeship in a warehouse and an apprenticeship with Royal Mail.
Bebe was looking to find a part-time job before starting university and came to the hub weekly for help with her CV and applications until she was offered a job following an interview that our advisers helped her to prepare for.
The Council teamed up with local authorities Test Valley Borough Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council in order to create a valuable hub for young people to access to make their road to employment successful.
This hub aimed to reduce the barriers for young people aged between 16 and 24 and help them better plan their future.
Advice we provided:
Our advisers helped guide young people through all stages of job hunting; from the start of their search up to getting the first interview.
Some of the services that our partners provided:
- Helped to build confidence and self esteem
- Training, from basic skills to vocational and professional qualifications
- Helping to match the right job with the right experience and skills
- Work trials to gain experience
- Help through the interview process, sometimes even attending interviews for support
- 'On the job' help to guide and support through the early stages
- Advising potential employers on reasonable adjustments
- Helped to keep a job if applicant became disabled or are found work difficult with an existing disability.