If you are aged 16 – 24, living in Newcastle and looking to get into work
and training, there’s a range of employability support to help you. Check out this page to find
out more information
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There are lots of organisations in the city who offer free advice and
employability programmes and a whole range of support to help you move you
closer into work or training options, and to assist you with any barriers you have which you
feel might be holding you back.
Click on the links below to look at the organisations’ websites for more
information about the support they offer.
Otherwise, feel free to get in touch with the Skills
Hub for advice and we’ll be able to suggest which organisations might be best suited to support
Newcastle Careers Team help young people aged 16-18 in Newcastle
are not in education, employment or training.
Newcastle UXL offers advice about apprenticeships and other
Newcastle Futures supports Newcastle residents aged 18+ to find
access job and training opportunities.
Prince’s Trust deliver a range of free employability programmes
aimed at 11-30
Newcastle United Foundation provide employability support for those aged 16+ to
move them into and closer to the jobs market.
Newcastle City Learning work with employers through the apprenticeship and
traineeship programme and also offer study programmes for 16-19 year olds.
Don’t forget to register with the Jobs @ Skills Hub portal to keep up to date with new
jobs and opportunities as well as the range of support services available in Newcastle to help you on
your career and employment journey. Sign up here.
By setting your preferences on the system, you will be matched to relevant
opportunities when they are posted.
Our team are also available to help you if you would like some support getting into
work, writing your CV, or applying for any of the opportunities you’ve seen.
Kickstart is a 6month paid job with a local employer, funded by the government.
If you are aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit you are eligible to apply.
Talk to your work coach about the scheme and the current opportunities that are available.
There are thousands of exciting opportunities available, and it’s a brilliant
chance to develop your skills and future work prospects. Kickstart jobs are normally 25 hours a week
and you’ll be paid at least the National Minimal Wage or
National Living Wage depending on how old you are.
Watch this video to find out more about Kickstart
We understand that it can be confusing as there are plenty of different
opportunities and schemes out there at the moment and trying to decide which is best for you
Here’s some information below about some of the different opportunities that
may have heard about. As always, feel free to get in touch with the Skills Hub – we’ll be able
help you identify which route may be the best for you.
Traineeships are a skills development programme to help prepare you for
work. They can last from 6 weeks to 1 year and are suitable for those
who haven’t got much work experience, or if you have an Education and Healthcare Plan.
are suitable for those who are not in full-time
for those 16+ and combine practical training in a job with study time too.
Kickstart is a 6 month paid job for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit.