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Young people employment support and training

Local support, information and guidance for young people who are not engaging, or at risk of disengaging, from education employment or training.

Jobcentre Plus (JCP)

Jobcentre Plus provides employment support and training to 18+ who are in receipt of benefits.

Please contact a JCP Young People's Adviser for more details:

  • Thankaraj Karunakaran
    Hayes JCP
    Adam House, 818-820 Uxbridge Road
    Hayes  UB4 0RS
    Tel: 020 8700 5558
  • Rashmi Patel
    Uxbridge JCP
    Pavilions Shopping Centre
    Tel: 01895 214045

Training and employment support programmes

A range of local providers and programmes are available to assist young people not in education employment or training. JCP, the council and other agencies are able to refer, or young people and their parents are able to contact the providers directly.

Free employability programme

Funded by the European Social Fund.

Other employment support

  • Princes Trust: Uxbridge College delivers the Prince's Trust Team Programme and some access to further education courses:
  • Asphaleia provides training, alternative learning opportunities, specialist support for children and young people and they have a local Centre in Uxbridge.  

  • Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy provides pre-employment training and support to gain employment at Heathrow Airport within retail, construction, aviation and logistics.

  • Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning (HACL) now offer traineeships and apprenticeships. Traineeships are free to young people aged 16 to 24 (25 for young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities).
    For those who wish to earn while they learn, HACL's range of apprenticeships enable young people to combine work with studying for nationally recognised qualifications.

  • Auto training centre provides support, education and training in motor mechanics and road user education for a better future.

  • YMCA - provides a range of support and activities aimed at young people.  

  • Traineeships is a new programme for young people who want to work, but need extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships offer an opportunity to undertake a substantial work placement and work skills training alongside support to improve English and maths.  
    Several local providers are currently in the process of setting up Traineeship schemes and more information is available from the providers:

Other opportunities

JCP can refer or signpost to more projects and programmes.


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