Employability support for 18-29 year olds in North Tyneside and across Tyne and Wear

All services are operational during COVID-19

Back to Work Helpline 0191 643 2111 Email: employability.skills@northtyneside.gov.uk Twitter: @NTEmployment Facebook: @NTAdultLearning

Generation North East is an employment support programme that has been supporting young people aged 18-29 into jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience and further training since we started back in 2014. We work very closely with local businesses and provide bespoke, simplified recruitment support, with the aim to place our programme registered young people into fantastic opportunities across the region with a variety of employers.

The service includes;

  • One to one Job search support - identifying your skills and strengths through personalised action planning

  • Help with application forms and understanding the job market

  • Interview techniques and developing your confidence and self esteem

  • Links to employers with a dedicated business advisor seeking opportunities for you

  • Access to training and funding

  • Help with creating a high impact CV and covering letter

  • Support to address any barriers to employment around health, housing, debt or skills

  • Help to manage your Universal Credit account and fulfil your obligations in your Claimant Commitment with Jobcentre Plus

We offer both Digital and Face to Face support:-

Digital Support

Our Digital Service is made up of a team of what we call 'Digital Employment Assistants', they are based within our Newcastle office. The team can support anyone aged 16-29 that is living within one of the areas we currently cover. Our digital customers do not need to meet customers as the support is delivered remotely, using Facebook, document sharing, phone, text message, iMessage, Whatsapp and various other methods to provide a personalised, frequent and responsive employability support offer to each individual. Our Digital team can work with 16 and 17 year olds also.

Face to Face Support

Our Face to Face employment advisers work closely with local Jobcentre Plus staff and meet regularly with customers in a variety of community venues across the region. Our employment advisers are there to support customers from the start of their journey right through until they have been in employment for 6 months plus.

Our dedicated advisors in North Tyneside are;

Lorreen Butler 07815 784 114 lorreen.butler@northtyneside.gov.uk

Lorna Gray 07966 874 546 lorna.gray@northtyneside.gov.uk

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This service is part funded by the European Social Fund