The Central and West Hampshire Youth Employment Hub came to a close at the end of October after helping over 500 young people find employment and help with their career prospects.
We teamed up with other local authorities including, Test Valley Borough Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council to create a valuable hub for young people to access to make their road to employment successful.
The hub was designed to help young people in the Borough and surrounding areas with advice and guidance when thinking about their future career path and opportunities available to them.
With support and funding from the DWP, the team has worked hard over the past year to provide advice and help with training and employment opportunities for young people. They offered drop-in sessions as well as outreach events across the Borough to people aged 16 – 24 years.
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.
Since starting in October last year, over 500 young people have benefitted from help and advice, over 70 people were able to get into paid employment and over 150 found work experience positions to help them on their career path.