Young Work Wiltshire is preparing for a busy summer as it works with young people to ensure they are on track with their future training and career options.
The service, funded by Wiltshire Council, works with 16 and 17 year olds who are not in any form of education, employment or training (NEET), offering them ideas and providing support to access jobs and training which match their future goals.
Often these young people face multiple barriers to their participation and need a different type of support.
The service marks its first anniversary this month, and includes a team of Education Employment Advisers available during the week and a chatbot offering a 24-hour service.
The support includes
- Engaging with a young person and helping them understand the provision available
- Help them to find and apply for a suitable education or training course
- Help them find and apply for an apprenticeship
- Job search and application help
- CV and interview skills
- Support in transitioning to a new opportunity.
Building on the success of last year, the team will help Year 11 pupils without secure plans and in need of greater intervention to make a successful transition from school. The Education Employment Advisers will support those young people over the summer to access local provision before the start of the new academic year.
From the start of the current academic year Sept 2020 to June 2021, the service has supported 195 16/17 year olds not in education, employment or training back into education, employment and training – including apprenticeships.
The Work Wiltshire Website has a dedicated section for young people https://workwiltshire.co.uk/young/.