Welcome to the Southampton Young Adults Employment Hub
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 able to signpost to advice and support around housing, benefits, health and wellbeing to provide a holistic and person-centred service for young people. The Young Adults Employment Hub utilises a wealth of virtual tools including web chat, video conferencing, online resources and podcasts so we can still work with people during the pandemic.
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:
Speak to your Work Coach or leave a note in your Universal Credit Journal
Email us or call us on 023 8091 7585
Find out about the support available for young people in the city
Get support to find employment, training, volunteering and apprenticeships
Get support and information to look after your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Information and support for parents, support workers and youth workers
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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.”
Gemma – Southampton City Council
“I’m Gemma, and I’m a part time Employment Officer at Southampton City Council.
I will work with you in a person-centred way to identify your employment goals, and develop an action plan to help you achieve them.”
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, as well as supporting young people to find work.”
Dimitra – Southampton City Council
“I’m Dimitra and my official job title is ‘Employment and Communications assistant’. This means I work alongside people in the Youth Hub to get information out there about our ongoing events, such as work club, as well as job and apprenticeship opportunities. I keep our social media pages updated weekly and make sure you have lots of online resources and can contact us easily”
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.”
Chelsey – Southampton Jobcentre Plus
“I am one of the Youth Hub work coaches.
I have been a work coach for just over a year and decided to follow my passion for supporting young adults. I help to coach and refer young adults into employment, by using local provisions available and referring to contacts that I have made within my time being a work coach.”
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.”
How to find us
The Young Adults Employment Hub is based on the 1st Floor of Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre, SO14 7LW. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently open for drop ins, so you will need to arrange a time with your Employment Officer/Work Coach to attend, or book an appointment at our Work Club.
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 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.