Employment help for 16-24 year olds

Explains what education and training opportunities are available for people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training.

Do you offer any employment help specifically for 16-24-year-olds?

Yes, 'Springboard' is a personalised programme that supports young people aged 16 to 24 into employment, education or training.

Springboard is delivered by the council’s employment education and skills team and is personalised to an individual’s needs.

It specifically helps people who are:

  • long term unemployed (over 6 months) or
  • classed as ‘economically inactive’ (for example - not in paid work, not available for work or not seeking work). 

Who can take part?

Springboard is completely voluntary and to be eligible you need to be living in the East Riding.

At the point you join us you must be 16 to 24 years old - however, you can turn 25 while you are with us.

You must not be in paid employment, however, you don’t need to be claiming DWP benefits to be eligible. Unfortunately, you can’t take part if you have already enrolled on a Youth Employment Initiative or Talent Match programme in the current academic year.

What are the benefits of taking part?

Springboard is completely flexible and together we’ll decide how long you need to be with us, and what activities you need to take part in, to get the most out of your time with us. 

You will be able to work with a Springboard personal adviser. The adviser will meet with you and provide one to one support. They will help you with the following kind of things:

  • activities that will help you to increase your confidence, self-esteem and motivation
  • assistance finding suitable training if needed
  • help with employability skills such as job searching, CV writing, completing application forms and practising interview techniques. 

All of the support provided is confidential.

Where is it held?

You will meet with an adviser at a venue that is local to you. Whilst remaining local venues may occasionally change during the programme so that they are appropriate and best suited to the discussions or activity being undertaken. These may include adult learning centres, community centres or libraries.

How much does it cost?

Springboard is free to you if you are out of work/not in paid employment. 

How can I apply?

If you would like to apply to join the Springboard programme, or you would like some more information to see if it’s right for you, please get in touch:

Tel: (01482) 887670

Email: springboard@eastriding.gov.uk

Lottery Funded Humber Learning Consortium EU European Social Fund

HLC is the lead partner for the Springboard Hull and Humber partnership project. This activity is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and is supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.