Come along to the Youth Hub
If you’re aged 18-24 and currently unemployed, the Youth Hub scheme can help you access the support you need to develop your skills, understand your career options and get the employment and training advice you need.
We want to remove barriers and the stigma around finding work and we offer a wide range of in-person services. The Hub is a place to visit for career information, advice and guidance and to connect with local organisations who can provide support with CV’s, interview preparation, jobs and apprenticeships.
It’s a unique partnership with Reach, Employability Solutions and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) designed to bring partners together, from across the Liverpool region, to help you access education, training and explore your employment prospects.
The Youth Hub takes place in two locations in South Liverpool – Reach in Parklands Library, Speke, open Monday to Friday, and Speke Training and Education Centre (STEC)
We can help you find training opportunities, provide job search support and explore further education prospects. We do this by offering accredited training, personal guidance, support and access to a wider curriculum of enrichment activities.
Since its launch, the Youth Hub has helped many young people find work.
Usmaan visited the Youth Hub after losing his passion for his previous career in accountancy. Due to circumstances beyond his control, and after multiple attempts, he was unable to complete his level three training.
During a career break to take care of his family, he saw a news article discussing a need for more IT workers, and as a tech savvy individual, he had already decided he wanted to upskill in this industry.
This led him to the Youth Hub where he attended an IT course at Speke Training and Education Centre (STEC) to upskill himself, whilst also working with Career Connect to update his CV and cover letter.
Usmaan was a dedicated member of the Youth Hub, attending regularly and applying for various roles, which resulted in him being offered a role with Employability Solutions as an IT Technician, via the Kickstart Scheme. Well done, Usmaan!
Olivia attended Job Club at the Youth Hub after finishing her degree in Childhood Youth Studies and Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University. Whilst she had retail experience and had volunteered at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, she didn’t have relevant experience in the field she studied at university.
Olivia worked with Youth Hub partners to update and tailor her CV to the roles she was applying for, and practiced interview techniques with Employability Solutions. She was then offered a Kickstart Scheme position as a member of the support staff within the Employability Solutions team. This means she will be sharing what she’s learnt with future Youth Hub attendees.
The position aligned with her longer-term goals to work with vulnerable young people and provides her with the valuable experience she needs to apply for future jobs.
Dara joined the Youth Hub as a university graduate in Music Business. He was struggling to find work in the music industry and prior to attending, had lost his job as a music teacher because of the pandemic.
Whilst Dara has the relevant experience and qualifications, he needed a job that fitted in with his commitments to his band. During his time at the Youth Hub, he worked with the team to tailor his CV and narrow down his job search radius.
This led to a Kickstart Scheme opportunity at Speke Training and Education Centre (STEC), where a position became available for a music teacher at Maestro Music. Dara prepared well for his interview and was successful.
Once six months had passed, Dara was offered a permanent position at STEC and is now happily settled working with young children who attend Maestro Music. He works 25 hours a week, allowing him time to tour with his band!