We support young people into education, employment or training. Our one-to-one support comes from an Intervention Worker. They'll provide a nurturing relationship to support the young person. We will provide support in person or by video call.
Working with the young person, we'll discuss their aims and aspirations. Then, we can provide support with things like writing a CV and interview preparation. There is no time limit to the support, but it is usually for around 9-12 months.
There is also support available for the young person's mental health. Better Pathways have mental health champions who offer one-to-one support.
To be eligible for this service, the young person must be:
- Legally able to take paid employment.
- Not in education, employment or training, including zero-hours contracts
- Aged 15 (past the statutory leaving date which is the last Friday in June) to 29 years on the day of registration
- Live in the Birmingham and Solihull local authority area.
Our help is completely free and can support young people to open the door to a rewarding career.
Youth Promise Plus is a European Social Fund government funded charity. You can read more about them on their website.
You will be able to sign up when you have left school and aren’t in any form of education, employment or training.
If your birthday is in July/ August and you’re turning 16, you can sign up as long as you have finished education and are looking for your next opportunity.
If you’re about to leave your employment or education and want some advice on what steps to take next, please feel free to contact us for some advice on whether we can help.
Of course we can, please refer yourself and we can have a chat about where you want to take your future.
Our mentors would love to hear from you about your experiences. We are always striving to find ways to improve our service for you and want to find ways of creating a better service for those who use it. If you have used our services at any point, we would appreciate if you could please complete this 5-minute survey. Any feedback would be so useful: https://forms.office.com/r/QubxeVzV7C