Youth Employment Hub
Information and advice for young people looking for skills and employment opportunities
Youth Employment Hub
Local young people across the Winchester District can now benefit from a virtual and telephone-based support service to help them find employment and enhance their career prospects.
Test Valley Borough Council, New Forest District Council Eastleigh Borough Council and Winchester City Council are launching the Youth Employment Hub to connect, listen to and provide solutions for young people to find employment and help secure their futures.
Employment in young people has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with an increase in unemployment for young people across the country aged 16 to 24 compared to the last quarter. The project is designed to reduce the barriers for young people, working closely with stakeholders such as Hampshire County Council, employers, training providers, schools and colleges.
The youth employment hub online and telephone-based support service will be staffed from 9am to 5pm with access to out of hours support. Once referred you will be able to gain help, support and advice on a range of training and employment opportunities and will be informed about local activities, such as local youth groups, sports clubs, drama, art groups and activity sessions.
The first dates for the Youth Employment Hub are:
- Winchester Carroll Centre – Alternating Mondays 10am-4pm starting 8 November
- Winchester Unit 12 – Alternating Mondays 10am-3pm starting 22 November
How it works:
The four authorities will work together to help you to get into employment by:
- Getting to know you, as a job seeker and the important people around you
- Identify your job aspirations and agree on the steps you may need to take to upskill if necessary
- Promote personal development and career progression
- Introduce different employment initiatives available to you
- Support you and the employer through the recruitment process
- Supporting you and your employer in the workplace
Support we provide:
As part of this process we will map out steps that are needed to move closer to employment. We will support you with the following if these are relevant to you:
- good quality but time limited work experience to build skills
- support writing CV’s and completing application forms
- traineeships and apprenticeships
- a supported internship program
- signposting to employment based or other types of relevant training
- applying for jobs
- support in an interview
- in work support/job coaching
- travel to training
- signposting and guidance when relevant on benefits and how they can be affected if you are employed
- understanding employer’s needs and identifying vacancies
- matching you at the appropriate time to suitable job opportunities
- getting to know the job, working environment and team
Advice we can provide:
Our advisers can help guide you through all stages of job hunting; from the start of your search up to getting your first interview.
Some of the services that our partners provide are:
- help to build your confidence and self esteem
- training, from basic skills to vocational and professional qualifications
- help to match you with the right job for your experience and skills
- work trials so you can try a job and gain experience
- help through the interview process, sometimes even attending interviews with you for support
- 'on the job' help to guide and support you through the early stages
- advising potential employers on reasonable adjustments
- help to keep your job if you become disabled or are finding work difficult with your existing disability.
To find out more information and to enquire:
Eastleigh Borough Council on behalf of Winchester City Council