Berkshire Youth Hub

Welcome to the Berkshire Youth Hubs – sharing resources and supporting young people through COVID-19.

Careers and Employment

Adviza – a range of information, services and products that can help you move forward in education, work or training.

Ahead of Time Academy – offers weekly courses, webinars and blogs, a chance to connect with future employers.

Army Careers – if you are looking for information about joining the Army, or have a question, they have put together a collection of useful links to help you find the answers you are looking for.

Barclays LifeSkills – interactive tools, films and activities for age 14+.

BBC Apprenticeship – click here to start your application.

Berkshire Opportunities – the gateway to explore jobs, apprenticeships and courses in Berkshire.

British Youth Council – is looking for 40 young people to join the Young Leaders Collective as part of the Act Now on Climate Change series. As part of the Summer Series young people will be able to address the issues surrounding climate change. For more information and to apply visit here.

Careers Advice Hub – careers advice, get help with your life choices.

Development Awards – the Prince’s Trust Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 to help young people to achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information visit the website link.

DWP Youth Hub – young jobseekers (under the age of 25) can access extra support at the DWP Youth Hub, based at the Waterside Centre. They aim to be available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, but recommend contacting them in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email Rene or phone 07827 223631.

Ezra – read the young professional’s guide to remote working and career planning here.

Fantasy Wings – 22/23 registrations are now open! Fantasy Wings is a 10-month programme for BAME young people and women, equipping them with an understanding of the skills needed to become pilots and enter the Aviation Industry. It is run by commercial pilots, aviation leaders and UK Youth. visit to secure a space.

Games Design (16 – 30) – a FREE online Games Design Programme with Prince’s Trust and Shapeways for those not in education or employment.  Taster day 21 June; Programme 27 June – 1 July.  For more info or to sign up email

Get Hired Jobs – the Prince’s Trust is advertising current vacancies to help support young people into work at this time. They will be supporting young people to apply for these roles via their Live Chat.

Get Into Retail with M&S (16 – 30) –  a 4 week course for unemployed young people with a mix of training sessions and work experience at Reading, Newbury and Bracknell M&sS stores.  Travel will be reimbursed and participating will not affect your benefits.  Taster day: 15 June; Programme: 27 June – 22 July.  To find out more and sign up email

GRAFT Free Advanced Employability Training, from Wednesday 19 May – an intensive employment support programme for anyone thinking about returning to work, struggling to get a job or worried about their administration and IT skills. For more information or to book your place, please email:

Groundwork (11 – 17) – are now taking applications for young people to join a free Achievement Coaching during COVID-19. This programme is for young people aged 11 – 17 where you can take part in weekly 1:1 sessions with youth workers. The programme have been adapted to an online/phone service.

involve Community Services are looking for young people aged 18 – 25 to shadow their Board of Trustees for a few hours a month for 12 months. You will learn about trusteeship, receive access to free training, and be supported to find a full trustee position with another charity. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2022. Please email Mike Allen to find out more.

Jobsearch Webinar– a FREE interactive webinar to help build your confidence and resilience to find and apply for jobs after lockdown.

Kickstart Your Future (16 – 24) – find out how to access vacancies, assess your skills, make winning applications and improve your chances of success.

Kickstart Scheme – Berkshire Youth is now recruiting for our new Kickstart Work Placements.

LiveCareer – lots of useful tips, including how to write a CV, CV formatting, skills to put on your CV and CV templates.

National Careers Service – information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

New Directions College – free courses are available.  Contact for further information.

New Meaning Berkshire – alternative provision for September for 2.5 days a week which are open to 16 – 19 year olds and up to 25 for EHCP holders.

ResumeLab – useful resources including CV writing, CV summary, CV templates and cover letter templates.

Skills & Career Activities – resources for young people aged 14 – 24.

Skills for Progress – a free bespoke employment programme tailored to each learners goals and gaps in their skillset.  Learners will complete 6 online sessions covering topics such as CV writing, interview technique and many more.  This programme is for young people who are unemployed and living in Berkshire.  More information can be found here.

Uni Taster Courses – taster courses to help identify whether you want to go to uni.

Youth Employment UK – aged 14 – 24? Free #YoungProfessional training helps you boost your life skills.


Berkshire Youth would love to hear from anyone interested in youth work and community work. Please contact Kelly to discuss which rewarding opportunities you could get involved with!

Social Action volunteering  – volunteering and social action activities you can do from home by Leonard Cheshire.

Starting Point  – providing mentoring and creating opportunities for young people aged 11 to 25: Are you able to offer one hour a week to provide both practical support and a listening ear?

Volunteering for teens  – volunteer ideas.

Volunteer to Help Your Community (West Berks)  – a great way to gain and share skills and help your local area.


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