Support can be provided by government, local authorities and partner organisations to help young people make the transition from education, training or unemployment to work.
Starting a new job may present new obstacles to young people:
Through Jobcentre Plus, young people can participate in government employment schemes, some of which provide tailored support for claimants who need more help to find work, as well as support to overcome barriers that prevent them from finding and staying in work. Some employment schemes are mandatory for young people claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) while others are voluntary.
Support to prepare for, find and stay in work, includes:
In some circumstances, young people may be able to keep getting some benefits once they start working.
Local authorities and partner organisations can also provide training and practical support to help young people gain the skills and confidence they need to start a new job. This is especially important for young people who have been away from education or training for some period, or who have experienced disruption in education and employment due to homelessness.
Training course and mentoring can provide young people either with soft skills or with skills that are directly relevant to particular jobs.
Some organisations will also specialise in helping particular client groups such as young ex-offenders.