YES. Youth Employment Service
Looking for a new direction? YES.
Inspire Suffolk have teamed up with Access Community Trust to create and set up a new service for young adults aged between 16-25. YES is a new youth employment service coming to the coastal region of Suffolk. We will have two career hubs opening, one in Lowestoft and another in Leiston, but our service will be mobile, our trained job coaches can meet wherever best suits an individual!
But what will YES provide to young adults? YES has been designed to help people from any background who may be struggling to find or apply to jobs, courses and training. We know how hard it can be to find the right job and that isn’t even the hardest part. Applications these days are getting tougher and tougher, they take a lot of time and need thought put in to them. This is what YES can help with, we want to support young adults by giving them advice and guidance to help them with their next steps.
Our YES job coaches are here to help young adults through the whole process. Starting with the CV, they will be able to provide assistance in bringing together a CV or improving one. They will also be able to help with careers advice, finding out what jobs or training an individual would like to do and what they need to do in order to get there.
Through meetings giving guidance and advice the aim is to make the young adults feel more confident in finding work by helping them boost their skills and knowledge. This can be done by giving someone the opportunity to take on training or courses they may not have been aware were available to them. We have found that at Inspire Suffolk many of our young people lack confidence and struggle with mental health meaning it is hard for them to get work and have therefore benefited from specific programmes or courses which have led them to finding work. For that reason, we hope that YES opens up more doors to young adults in similar situations by receiving training or industry related experience that will then boost skills enabling them to move into a job.
This service would not have been possible to set up if it wasn’t for our funders: East Suffolk Council, East Suffolk partnership, Suffolk County Council and EDF Energy Sizewell.