Young people in North Lincolnshire are set to benefit from a package of support to help them into work.
North Lincolnshire Council has links with many local businesses and access to some fantastic training and job vacancies.
This can provide young people the very best of opportunities and show that wanting to work for it can lead to a very rewarding future.
With more 18 to 24-year-olds finding themselves now unemployed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the support couldn’t come at a better time.
Developing skills through training, assisting with finding vacancies or providing support with the application process itself are just some of the ways in which The Youth Hub at North Lincolnshire Council is enabling young people to get working.
Chloe (21) is currently being supported to find work and is delighted with how things are progressing:
“My advisor rings me and she just puts me in a great mood; we do application forms and look for jobs together and there aren’t many people who would go out of their way, like she does. She’s cracking!
“For anyone finding it hard, she would build your confidence and self-esteem because she has done that for me. I have already applied for jobs and have been accepted as a volunteer with North Lincolnshire Council Experts by Experience. I am delighted.”
Many young people are daunted by the prospect of trying to get into work which is why the support offered aims to be as simple and inclusive as possible.
All people need to do is simply text the word WORK to 88802, this will then put them in touch with an experienced advisor who will give them a call back.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, is excited by what this support means to the future of young people in North Lincolnshire:
“Through this support we can showcase the great opportunities there are in North Lincolnshire, and encourage and support people to improve their skills and get into work.
“Despite the pandemic, there are many opportunities for those starting a career or wanting to progress to get a better paid job.
“Through providing these opportunities we are giving young people a chance to play their part in growing the economy. Just last week 2 Sisters based in Scunthorpe announced they are looking to fill 500 vacancies – so the job opportunities are out there.
“In North Lincolnshire we are committed to enabling young people to achieve their potential and secure a positive future.
“I would encourage any young person to text WORK to 88802 and access the fantastic opportunities that are available”.
The increase in income from getting into work is upwards of £179 each week. This is comparing an 18-24 year-old going from solely claiming benefits to earning minimum wage of at least £238.65 each week.
Anyone aged 18-24 and out of work is eligible for support. Starting the journey to a rewarding and prosperous future doesn’t have to be such a scary prospect. Young people are urged to make that first step, send a simple text and look forward to a brighter future.