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Welcome to the Youth Hub

Build your future in Plymouth


Are you one of this year’s school, college or university leavers, wondering what your next move should be?


Maybe you’ve been on an apprenticeship and since lockdown you’ve been furloughed or have been made redundant?


Perhaps you were just starting to carve out your career path and you’re now facing uncertainty about future prospects or whether you have a job to step into or go back to?     


Being young and getting into the world of work can be daunting at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. 

As a city we recognise that Covid-19 has seriously messed with exam studies and results, it has had a negative impact on the end of school/college/university experiences, and that the pressure of lock-down has created social isolation from family, friends, and life activities, resulting in many more of us needing extra support for our mental health and well-being.

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Don’t panic! Our Youth Hub, part of Skills Launchpad Plymouth, is here to help you

Plymouth is an amazing city to live, work, study and play. With career opportunities still possible across a broad range of business sectors, employers are seeking the best skilled people to join their teams – right now, and in the future, as our local businesses work hard to recover.

Investing in skills to develop our young talent is a top priority for Plymouth, and there are still plenty of opportunities for you.

Through our Youth Hub we want to help you make an informed choice about your best possible next steps.


Remember, it’s never too late to find out what's available. We are here to help you on your skills and employment journey and to find ways to provide additional support to meet your needs.

What can the Youth Hub offer you?

Whatever your personal circumstances , whether you’ve just left school, college or university, are a concerned parent/guardian, or a young person who does not know what move to make next, if you are 16-24 years old and live in and around Plymouth we can offer you:

  • Practical help with CV writing, interview practice and job searching

  • The facts about the current and future employment picture of Plymouth to inform your skills choices

  • Access to free one-stop impartial information, advice and guidance service to help your shape your careers and skills plan

  • Support to become work ready and equipped with the skills you'll need

  • Awareness of city-wide career events and opportunities to meet local recruiting employers


  • A chance to brush up on key skills to work such as Maths and English, and the all-important digital skills


  • Help to keep you informed and match you with real opportunities to work 

And if you feel you need to get your head in the right space before you’re ready to take those next important steps, you’ll find support for mental health and well-being too, to help give you the confidence and reassurance to get started.  

All about you

Mental Heath support
Agencies who can help
Places to go
People to talk to


What skills do you have?
Get skilled up
What do you want to do and how do you get there?

Resource Bank

Your choices at 16 and 18 years old
Advice for further study and training options
Help for finding apprenticeships and job hunting
Gaining more experience