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Jobs, careers and training for young people


Careers, education, training and employment

Young People’s Support Services (YPSS), based at the Molson Centre Grimsby (Thesiger Street entrance – the side door where the green railings are) supports young people aged 13-19 (or 25 for those with additional needs) with information, advice and guidance about careers, further education, training and employment.

School age young people

Individual schools/academies are responsible for arranging independent and impartial careers guidance for the majority of students however YPSS will arrange to see some students between years 9 and 11 depending on their individual circumstances, for example young people with an Education Health Care Plan or children who are looked after by the local authority. If you have not met your careers adviser in school, you don’t attend school or would like to organise a careers appointment outside of school please contact YPSS. A careers interview can be undertaken in a variety of ways at a variety of venues, for example 1:1 appointments, telephone calls or through Microsoft teams meetings.

After you leave school

YPSS have a team of NEET Practitioners who support unemployed young people aged 16-18 (up to 25 if you have an active Education Health Care Plan or are/have been Looked After by the Local Authority) with finding and moving into suitable provision.

Making important decisions about your future can be difficult and if the plans that you had have not worked out it can be hard to think about what other options you may have. Or, if you have a problem that is preventing you from getting where you want to be it can be hard to know where to find support.  This is where YPSS NEET Practitioners can help.

NEET Practitioners can offer:

  • One-to-one mentoring support over a period of time to help you get to where you want to be and overcome any problems that stop you accessing work/training.
  • Information, advice and guidance on college courses, training and job opportunities and how to access these.
  • Support with how to apply for jobs (application forms, preparing a CV, covering letters, interview skills/techniques).
  • Access to a level 6 qualified Careers Adviser if you need some specialist information/advice on routes into specific careers paths or vocational areas.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, you can either pop into the Molson Centre (outside of school hours if you are still at school), call 01472 326294 – choosing option 1 or email YPSS.MIS@nelincs.gov.uk.

Lincs2

Lincs2 is a comprehensive one-stop online prospectus that  provides details of  the vast majority of  qualifications, courses, training providers and placement opportunities in North East Lincolnshire. It is for all learners who want to study or train in North East Lincolnshire either full-time or part-time.

Lincs2 website

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. Visit the website for support with anything and everything from pathways after 13 years old, CV and interview support and the skills you need to succeed. You can also chat to someone online.

National Careers Service website

Learn Direct

Learn Direct is a leading provider of technology-led training, including adult skills, employability and apprenticeships, and eAssessment services.  Their website is useful for UK wide work placements, internships, and apprenticeships in the around the UK. Their website is useful for any student that is looking for an internship before going to university, or in between the summer months,

Learning Direct website

North East Lincolnshire Council 14-19 work experience

This offers a range of work experience opportunities to students from local secondary schools and colleges. This allows the council to raise young people’s awareness of the range of job opportunities in the council and for young people to gain an overview of working in different council teams. If you are interested in a placement in NELC we recommend you contact your schools careers advisor or work experience co-ordinator who will pass your details onto the council.

UK and international jobs

  • Employment for students – This is a national student website is for students who want to make money whilst they study. It is the number one website used by students.
  • Student jobs – This is a national student website which has work placements, graduate jobs, and permanent posts. It is useful for anybody that is looking for a job, but not just part time.
  • Indeed – Is a jobs website, which offers a search tool for local positions.

Working abroad and gap year

  • Real Gap – Gap year and student travel adventure specialists.
  • Ripple Africa – Volunteering and training in Africa
  • I to I – Teaching English as a foreign language, teaching internships, and adventure travel.
  • Non Stops Now – Ski instructor courses, snowboard instructor courses, a ski or snow career break, gap year or holiday.
  • Raleigh international – Engaging young volunteers from around the world on two delivery programmes; Expedition and International Citizen Service (ICS). Schemes including water, sanitation and hygiene, use of natural resources, building the resilience of communities, and youth leadership.

Volunteering

Volunteering or getting involved in local decision making are great ways to gain experience, whether that’s in a local charity shop, an internship, or helping with a project at home or abroad.

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL)

If you are thinking about volunteering locally or are already involved, the local Volunteer Centre should be your first point of call.

VANEL website

Young Reporters

We accept applications throughout the year for enthusiastic young people to join our amazing Young Reporters scheme in partnership with Grimsby Telegraph.

Young Reporters is for ages between 12 and 19, who can write a weekly column published in the Grimsby Telegraph covering a huge range of topics. It has also been a finalist for 3 awards both locally and nationally.

Groups run throughout the year with each group lasting for 3 months, giving each member the chance to write 3 columns. There is currently a online blog being made which will be part of the Grimsby Telegraph website, and will involve young reporters going to local events of interest and writing their own reports for them. This will make the experience an ongoing one for the young people involved.

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic opportunity, or know someone that is, please apply using the online form.

You can also watch the short film about Young Reporters.

Apply to be a Young Reporter

Youth Action

Giving young people a voice and a role in making a difference in the community.

Youth Action is the local youth council for young people aged 13 to 21, where all members are voluntary. The group works on a number of projects which includes the annual consultation of young people’s priority issues – Your Voice, Your Vote (this year tackling feeling safe on our streets and mental health).

Regular once monthly meetings take place at Grimsby Town Hall, with guests such as senior council managers and councillors attending, to share important discussions about topical issues for young people in our local area.

During each of the meetings we bring a number of opportunities that young people may be interested in taking part in which include national advisory groups, regional projects or local opportunities.  So young people can get involved in making a difference and representing young people locally regionally and nationally.  You will build skills and experience such as organisational skills, communication and problem solving which are great for your portfolio’s and CV’s as many of the skills are needed for any job.

Youth Action is now looking to recruit new members to join the council and to contribute to meaningful issues in North East Lincolnshire. This is also a wonderful opportunity to build skills and experience for portfolio’s and CV’s, needed for jobs in the future.

Interested? For more information about the group or to join contact Pippa at pippa.curtin@nelincs.gov.uk.

Download the Youth Action Flyer (PDF, 287KB) .

Young Advisors

Some members of our local Youth Action group then go on to become trained as Young Advisors, when training is available. This is linked to a national charity and training is accredited by AQA for Presentation and Team Building Skills.

Under this umbrella, we are now as a local authority recruiting for Young Inspectors – young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people by providing advice and recommendations on how those services could improve. This will involve carrying out invaluable research so our local authority can gain a young person’s perspective on how we can develop our services; this is also a fantastic opportunity to gain skills such as leadership and confidence.

For more information on Young Advisors national work go to youngadvisors.org.uk. Read more about Young Inspectors.

Young Inspectors

Would you like to inspect and advise on how the local council could make their services more young person friendly?

Would you like to make a difference to young people in your community?

North East Lincolnshire are now recruiting ‘Young Inspectors’ – young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people, providing advice and recommendations on how those services can improve. This would mean you would be trained as Young Advisors, and become a part of the national charity network — as well as taking part in local projects to make a difference to your community.

This would also involve carrying out important research, whether that be questionnaires, focus groups or interviews, within sectors of the local authority council to gain a young person’s perspective to help develop the service to be the best it can possibly be. This opportunity would also be a fantastic chance to gain all important skills such as leadership and confidence.

Are you aged between 13 and 19 (up to 25 if you have SEN) and this sounds up your street? Contact Pippa for more information on 07584150229 or pippa.curtin@nelincs.gov.uk.

Download the Young Inspectors Flyer (PDF, 325KB) .