If you are looking for some support to help you get a job or find a course then we have lots of information here for you.
If you are 18 to 24 years old and out of work, help and support is available from many different places.
A good place to start is your local Jobcentre Plus. A work coach can give you information about programmes to help you prepare for, find and stay in work. You can also get help with moving from benefits to work. www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
Across Wiltshire and Swindon there are 5 Jobcentres: Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge and a Wiltshire Job Help dedicated page with updates about local events, support and job vacancies.
The support available through your Jobcentre is extensive including: help with preparing a CV and interview techniques, access to training, work experience and referrals to programmes such as Kickstart and the Work and Health programme.
Once you have made a claim to benefit online, you will be assigned a work coach who will then work with you and support you to move closer to employment.
Local Support Programmes
Look at the below tabs to see why you need to make a decision
Care Leaver Support
A care leaver is a young person aged 16-25 years old who has been ‘looked after’ at some point since they were 14 years old, and were in care on or after their 16th birthday. As a care leaver you are entitled to various support to help you move into a successful working life.
Carers and Special Educational Needs or Disabilities
We understand that you may be facing some challenges and may need more support to help you with education, employment or training. We have more specific information for: carers, those with Special Education Needs or Disabilities, those with convictions and mental health care on the link below.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Most people (1 in 4) will experience problems with their mental health but there is support available. If you are feeling anxious, stressed or finding it difficult to manage see what help you can access on the link below.
Student Financial Support
Studying can be quite costly and not just from course fees but also from day to day living costs. See what financial student support there is for those studying Further or Higher Education courses
Looking for help or have a question?
If you are aged 18 -24 and have a question or are looking for support, please contact us via the form below