Find my future


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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

Video hub – useful links to inspiring career videos, information and advice

#FindMyFuture Hub

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, this one stop shop helps 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.

For more information about how our Skills and Work team can help young people, email

Hear from Hannah, about how Find my Future can help you take your next steps.

Read a transcript of the video

Have you just left school? Or finished college?

Are you unemployed, feeling lost or out of your depth?

We all know that Covid-19 has completely changed the way we live our lives, but has it completely changed the opportunities that are currently being offered in Salford?

The answer to that question, is no - it’s still business as normal, although things might look a bit different this year.

There’s nothing to worry about; there are still plenty of opportunities out there, colleges are still taking applications, companies are still taking on apprentices, and if you want a bit of extra preparation before an apprenticeship, there are still traineeships out there. There are so many different options for learning.

Maybe you’re feeling bored? It can be hard to feel motivated right now. It’s difficult to know what to do after leaving school or college. So, if you’re looking for help with your next steps, there are lots of places in Salford to help you with professional advice and guidance.

You may be worried about the future and feeling low or anxious. The pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. So if you’re struggling and not feeling your normal self, you’re not alone. It’s so important to take care of yourself at this strange time and there’s lots of help and support out there.

Doing something positive and getting involved in something new can really help you to feel better.

We may be young, wild and free, but we all need a helping hand to find our feet. If you’re not sure of your next steps or who to contact, there’s tons of info from organisations across the city all in one place.

Just visit Salford City Council’s website and search for FindmyFuture – it’s a one stop shop for everything a young person might need – whether that’s employment or training opportunities or support with wellbeing, finance, and travel.

The world’s your oyster - Find your future now, connect with us and get the most out of life!

A video about Muse Development's Board Director Phil Mayall encouraging young people during COVID lockdown.

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.

Find out more

To see how you can help young people please see our initial list of suggestions as 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 us the link or we can add it the council’s YouTube channel. To find out more, we are hosting a short Microsoft Teams session on Tuesday 8 September 10am to 11am. To request an invite to this event or ask any questions about how to get involved, please contact Sarah Scanlan in our Skills and Work team on email

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