European Social Fund (ESF) Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) Springboard partnership project

The Springboard project is delivered by Humber Learning Consortium through the ESF

2014-2020 Operational Programme supported by the Youth Employment Initiative, aimed at long-term unemployed or economically inactive people aged 16-29 years in Hull (YEI) and 16-25 years rest of Humber (ESF).

It is a large £10.4 million programme, with two distinct projects (Hull and the Rest of Humber).

This is a unique partnership project that hosts a keyworker model, run by the local authorities, that is seen as pivotal to the success of the Springboard project, as it is very much learner – led and involves key worker support throughout the learner’s journey.

The Springboard model consists of 19 delivery providers and it requires all partners to work in collaboration. Provider workshops are held at regular intervals to ensure understanding of the programme and consistency of information regarding the contract, as well as an opportunity to network and share best practice.

Participants must be residing in an area eligible for YEI, they must be NEET (not in education, employment or training) long-term unemployed or economically inactive and they must have legal residency status to access ESF YEI funding.

HLC is the lead partner for the Springboard Hull and Humber partnership project. This activity is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and is supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.