East Riding of Yorkshire Council helps launch free employability programme for young people

Fri, 04 Dec 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched No Limits - a free new employability programme for young people aged 18-24.

The programme aims to help participants from across East Yorkshire to access employment and training opportunities.

It is available to young people in the region either virtually (via online video chat) or through Youth Hubs (central locations where participants are signposted to services that assist with progression to employment), located in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole, Hessle and Withernsea.

Dedicated advisers will be on hand to support participants by identifying and achieving realistic employment goals and opportunities through the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Carl Southcoat, project manager for the programme at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We can offer a one-stop service for young people trying to find employment in the East Riding.

"We are working closely with other organisations and projects to make sure that our clients can get the support that they need, to help them to achieve their career goals and ambitions."

To give participants the chance to progress in the changing world of employment, the programme's advisers will work closely with them to create a unique programme of training - tailoring their specific needs and aims, such as developing a wide range of computer and digital skills.

Advisers will also take on a 'key worker' role to establish and coordinate a broad range of partnership working opportunities with local businesses and employers to generate the right opportunities for participants.

They will also support young people by helping them access services and try to help them overcome any specific individualised barriers.    

Councillor Victoria Aitken, portfolio holder for economic development and inward investment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "No Limits is an employability programme which is a greatly welcomed service with which we can help to provide for young people, especially in this current COVID-climate that is affecting the employment market.

"And the unique thing about it is that we can offer tailored support for all users, including multi-agency and triage support for those that are furthest away from the employment market.

"The main aim of No Limits is to help young people to identify an achievable path to the employment they want, and to equip them with the skills they need to get there."

For more information about the No Limits programme, please call (01482) 887670 or email nolimitsyouthhub@eastriding.gov.uk

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