YEI Springboard

Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) is delighted to announce it has secured a further European Social Fund (ESF) investment of more than £5m, to extend its Springboard Youth Employment partnership project until 2022, one of only a limited number to get an extension.

This follows the success of the two-year programme that was originally due to end this July, where more than 2,700 young people from across Hull and the Humber were helped by the Springboard programme.

This investment, which is supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will see a further £5.42m being spent in the city over the next four years, to assist disengaged young people back into work or learning.

Paul Rands, Deputy Chief Executive of HLC, said:

“On behalf of all the partners involved in this unique programme, we are delighted to be awarded this further investment of over £5m, which will enable us to help more young people, with multiple barriers, get the much needed training and support to access work. With this extra funding and more time, it will hopefully allow us to make a real impact. This partnership will include voluntary, local authority and independent training providers from across the city of Hull.

“Over the last two years we have helped 2750 young people (16-29 year olds in Hull/16-24 year olds in the Humber) start on the programme. Of this figure, 939 of those were inactive at the start of programme (not claiming benefits) and 851 were long-term unemployed. We have also helped more than 500 young people with disabilities access the programme and 263 lone parents. From this, 848 young people have progressed to work or further education (86 into Apprenticeships, 36 into self-employment, 229 progressed into education, 75 onto a Traineeship and 422 have gone into employment.) We are excited to build on these achievements and support people back into work.”

Partners delivering as part of the extension will include;

  • The Warren Youth Project,
  • Goodwin Development Trust,
  • Hull Training,
  • Prince’s Trust,
  • Hull City Council (key worker service),
  • MC4C - Hull City Council’s Youth Enterprise, 
  • CHCP’s (City Health Care Partnership) Let’s Talk Anxiety and Depression Services.

A series of roadshows will commence from late October across the city, in shopping centres and large supermarkets.

If you are unemployed, live in Hull and are aged between 16-29 there are a range of opportunities available from photography, event management, filmmaking, graphic design, radio, teaching, Maths, English, employability skills, self-employment support, health and social care, retail, ESOL, CV-writing and job searching, confidence and self-esteem, and support with anxiety and depression. There is also a wage subsidy scheme, providing exciting paid work experience opportunities within creative and cultural industries. Help can also be given with childcare costs.

For more information about the provision on offer, please call the key worker team on 01482 612736.



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