From Dundee to Swansea and in London boroughs, young people across all corners of Great Britain are now benefitting from new specialist employment support and advice from local Youth Hubs.
From these new Hubs, DWP Work Coaches are helping young jobseekers access local training and job opportunities, as well as a range of services to address wellbeing needs.
Over 110 Youth Hubs are currently providing this crucial support virtually, and as the country progresses carefully along the roadmap to recovery, virtual hubs are now opening in physical locations – helping reach even more young jobseekers in the communities where they live.
The Department will have at least one Youth Hub in every Jobcentre Plus district in the country.
Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, said:
Youth Hubs share spaces with partners including colleges, charities, training providers and local councils, meaning people are able to access a range of services in one location.
Youth Hubs – in concert with the department’s new jobcentre-based Youth Employability Coaches and the 13-week Youth Employment Programme (YEP) – are helping ensure quality, joined up support is accessible to those that need it.
Anita McKnight, DWP Youth Work Coach said:
Elise Mahmood, who secured a Kickstart role with Youth Work Coach Anita’s help, said:
The Government say Youth Hubs, Youth Employability Coaches, and the Youth Employment Programme form part of their multi-billion-pound Plan for Jobs aimed at protecting, supporting and creating jobs for people of all ages across the country.
To help spearhead efforts to get young people into work, the DWP has hired an additional 13,500 new Work Coaches meaning people of all ages can access bespoke support to fire up their job hunt.