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Supporting education leavers

Our Youth Hub is here to help you!

 

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

 

Whatever your circumstances, we can offer you free and impartial advice on:

  • progressing with training or education

  • finding a job or an apprenticeship

  • starting your own business

  • developing your CV, applications and interview techniques

  • where you want to start.

 

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Looking for support in person?

Scroll down to see what's on this summer to support you to navigate your next steps and prepare for whatever comes next.

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  • Sector Drop-in Sessions: For anyone interested in Plymouth's growth sectors, drop in and meet with sector coordinators every Monday and Tuesday between 10am and 2pm for more information about jobs, apprenticeships or further study.  You can also find out more about opportunities in key growth sectors here.

  • Free 1:1 support from our Youth Hub Coordinators: aged 16-24? Pre-book your 1:1 with our youth team by signing up as a member here

  • Big Splash: Aged 16-18 and interested in learning about Plymouth green and blue careers? Join ten local employers to take part in fun STEAM activities and learn about potential career paths. Book to attend this free event here.

  • Find Your Future drop-in sessions: every Thursday we keep the diary clear for care experienced young people in Plymouth to drop in for a relaxed introductory chat to explore the latest opportunities and support available to them. No need to book, just drop in with your PA, a friend, or by yourself and Abi or Rhi will be happy to help.

  • Mentoring Drop-in: Would you benefit from working with a mentor? Join us on Thursday 18 July to take your first step to finding out about Plymouth's free mentoring programme, with a view to being connected with a local mentor and exploring what you want from the experience.

  • Training and Apprenticeship Drop-ins: Every Wednesday over the summer holiday, we're hosting themed drop-in or pop-up events themed around different sectors, or opportunities. These events are a great chance for you to meet local training providers and to explore the local options that will help you work towards a career in your preferred sector. Look out for our the creative industries takeover; construction and the green economy; tourism, hospitality and retail, as well as help getting started or choosing your next steps after getting your exam results. NOTE: these sessions are open to anyone aged 16-24 so don't worry if you aren't one of this year's education leavers, you're invited as well! 

  • Pizza Employability sessions: Applying for a job or apprenticeship? This free and fun session could make a real difference to your next interview and preparing you for employment. Those who attend will also be supported to apply for a vacncy, and also treated to a free pizza lunch and receive support with buying interview clothes. Email skillslaunchpad@plymouth.gov.uk to book your place.

  • A level and GCSE results sessions: got your results and feeling ready to plan your next steps? Drop-in for support from our Youth Hub team to get on track for September and beyond!

SAVE THE DATE: SUMMER SECTOR SESSIONS

Friday 19 July at Place De Best, outside Barclays in Plymouth City Centre

Looking for training or employment opportunities? Join representatives from Building Plymouth, Caring Plymouth and Welcoming Plymouth as well as recruiting employers and training providers from Plymouth's growth sectors at this free outdoor event.

We are more than happy to help advise concerned parents or carers too - and if you are someone who needs help to get your head in the right space before you’re ready to take those next important steps, that's ok as well. We are able to signpost for mental health and well-being support to help give you the confidence and reassurance you need to move forward.  

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

All about you

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

Skills

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

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