Welcome to the Southampton Young Adults Employment Hub

The Southampton Young Adults Employment Hub is open Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

If you’re aged 16-25 and live in or around Southampton, you can get support from us to find employment. To get support from a dedicated Young Adults Employment Hub Worker

Drop in to the hub Monday – Friday 10am-5pm. We’re based on the first floor of Southampton Central Library, SO14 7LW

Email us or call us on 023 8091 7585

Complete a self-referral form and email it back to us

We can offer a range of support to help you find a job:

  • Drop in for advice or get ongoing 1:1 support from a member of our team
  • Use our Wi-Fi, computers and printer for free
  • Get support to create or update your CV and Cover Letter
  • Meet local training providers in person and sign up to free training courses
  • Browse our Careers Library that is packed with information, advice, fiction and non-fiction books
  • Get support with issues around housing, benefits, wellbeing and more from a Youth Hub Youth Worker

Support for Young People in Southampton

Find out about the support available for young people in the city

Employability Hub

Get support to find employment, training, volunteering and apprenticeships

Health and Wellbeing Hub

Get support and information to look after your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing

Parents and Support Workers Hub

Information and support for parents, support workers and youth workers

Support and Development Passport

Download or print this document and fill in your information to show to professionals who are supporting you

Meet the Team

Southampton City Council, No Limits and the DWP are launching a new Young Adults Employment Hub in Southampton. We offer a non-judgemental, person centred service that supports you in an empowering manner, helping you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

Francesca – Southampton City Council

“I’m Francesca and I’m the Operational Manager at the Employment Support Team.

My role is to oversee the youth hub, manage delivery of the service and make sure everything runs smoothly.”

Nadine – Southampton City Council

“I’m Nadine,  a YAEH Employment Officer from Southampton City Council. I will be providing  young people with practical support, advice and guidance on local opportunities in Employment, Training and/or Education.

We will work together on a 1-1 basis or in small groups, creating an Employment and Support Plan around your personal goals and developing your employability skills to help you get your first job or next employment.”

Dan – Southampton City Council

“I’m Dan, I’m a Senior Employment Officer at Southampton City Council.

I’ve worked for the Employment Support Team since 2017 and my role is to manage the digital hub and social media. I also support young people who are looking for work to achieve their goals around employment and training.”

Jon – Southampton City Council

“Hi my name is Jon and I am an Employment Officer for Southampton City Council, based with the Young Adults Employment Hub.

I really enjoy supporting and working with young people in our city to find their strengths and apply them within a workplace and job role which works best for them.”

Sarah – Southampton Jobcentre Plus

“I am a Youth Work Coach at Southampton Jobcentre.

I am passionate about supporting and coaching young adults to reach their full potential. I look forward to inspiring and helping them to pursue their aims for work, both in the short term and throughout their lives.”

Leah – Southampton Jobcentre Plus

Leah is a Work Coach from Southampton Jobcentre and supports young adults who are looking for employment.

If you’re claiming Universal Credit and looking for work, Leah could be one of the work coaches that helps you!

Sian – No Limits

“My name is Sian and I’m a youth worker at No Limits.

If there are any barriers to you finding long-term employment such as housing issues, substance misuse, etc then I am here to help and show you the range of support options that we have at No Limits.”

Mark – No Limits

Mark is a Youth Worker from No Limits.

If you drop in to the hub, Mark can advise you of the range of services offered by No Limits such as housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse.

Southampton City Council are working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and No Limits to support the city’s young people into training, apprenticeships and employment opportunities with the new Young Adults Employment Hub. 

We are also able to signpost to advice and support around housing, benefits, health and wellbeing to provide a holistic and person-centred service for young people.

Southampton City Council Employment Support Team

We have been supporting Southampton residents for 30 years and in that time we have supported over 3,000 people into paid employment. We use the model of supported employment to help people of all backgrounds to overcome their barriers to work in order to find meaningful and sustainable employment. Find out more

We have 2 Employment Officers working on the hub who will be able to work with you on a 1:1 basis and can support with anything employment related such as CV writing, job applications and interview preparation.

No Limits

No Limits is an award-winning, local, independent charity providing a unique combination of prevention, early intervention and crisis support to young people, based on a nationally evidenced model.  We provide information, advice, counselling and support through a range of services available ‘under one roof’. Set up in 1993 we have grown to support thousands of young people in Southampton and across Hampshire through our Advice Centre and the specialist projects we deliver as well as drop in sessions in schools/colleges. Find out more

The No Limits project worker on the Young Adults Employment Hub will be able to support you with a range of issues including sexual health, relationships, mental health, housing, debt and employment.

Department for Work and Pensions (Southampton Jobcentre Plus)

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK. Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work, offers information about local training opportunities and administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Universal Credit.

There are 2 Work Coaches within the Young Adults Employment Hub who will be able to help advise you around benefit claims, access funding to help with employment-related costs and support you to access Kickstart and other local opportunities.

Useful Links and Information

Southampton Jobs Bulletin

Events and Opportunities Calendar

Support from No Limits

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