Find my future

#FindMyFuture

Information for young people

This is the place for young people, parents and carers to find out what’s on offer from a wide range of organisations across the city. Information is provided for different age categories:

14 to 16

16 to 18

19 to 24

Whether the young person is still at school, just left, unemployed or thinking about college but struggling to know what to do, we’re here to offer a helping hand. From employment and training opportunities to support with wellbeing, finance, and travel, it will be a one stop shop to help young people find their future.

You can also take a look at Riding to Success, a new scheme to provide young people with skills and bikes which could help them find work and training. Also if there’s anyone aged between 18 and 30 looking for finance to make their business idea a reality, they can check out The Young Innovators Awards and have until 2 September to submit an application. 

For more information about how our Skills and Work team can help young people, email SAWhelpline@salford.gov.uk 

Information for employers – ‘How to support young people’

Salford is calling on all businesses small or large to support our young people so that we can ‘build back a better Salford’ to grow, work and live. Although apprenticeship opportunities have fallen and unemployment has risen dramatically during the pandemic, we are committed to helping young people find good work and training opportunities.

Many Salford businesses already offer career talks, shadowing, mentoring and work experience and we’d like them to continue doing that online. That way they can stay in touch, inspire and encourage young people for when the upturn comes, and they need to recruit. If they can also offer apprenticeships and jobs now or in the future so much the better and we will support that as much as possible. Young people have a wealth of skills, talent and potential but this is at risk of being lost, so there has never been a more important time to provide them with opportunities. 

If you’d like to find out more about how you can help young people please see our initial list of suggestions and contact Sarah Scanlan in our Skills and Work team on email at sarah.scanlan@salford.gov.uk. We‘d love to share your resources online in an ‘employer resource’ section of our youth hub. So, if you have a video or podcast on your own YouTube account, just send Sarah the link or we can add it the council’s YouTube channel.

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