Berkshire Youth Hub

Welcome to the Berkshire Youth Hubs – sharing resources and supporting young people, their families and youth workers.

Careers and Employment

Act On It– a fully-funded, free online course to help employability for young people under 21 (under 25 with any disability) in the Thames Valley and Berkshire area.

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+.

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.

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

Careers in the Arts – a new website for young people aged 14 – 25. A joint project between The Corn Exchange Newbury and The Watermill Theatre, funded by Greenham Trust, to inspire and educate young people  in what a career in the arts can and does look like.

Corn Exchange Newbury are currently accepting applications for their paid traineeships opportunities for 18 – 25 year olds. Here is the link to the Careers in the Arts website, with all the information about the traineeships on offer and how to apply. (Added June 2023)

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.

DoE – Youth Without Limits LIVE – useful playlist of recorded sessions for those moving from full-time education into work.

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.

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.

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.

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. – guide to studying overseas.

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

NHS Reservist Programme – the NHS Reserve is a team of trained, paid workers that the NHS can call on in times of need. There’sa wide range of paid Reservist roles on offer, both clinical and non-clinical, matched to your experience and flexibility.

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.

Patchwork Foundation – Speaker’s Parliamentary Internship Scheme –  for those interested in a career in politics. Read more here. Applications will close Tuesday 11 April.

Prince’s Trust Bracknell – 12 week programmes for young people aged 16 – 25, unemployed, looking for a job or waiting to start college. Read the benefits of joining their team here.

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

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Summer Internship Scheme 2024 for 18 year old residents of Berkshire who are from ethnic backgrounds tath are currently under-represented.  The internship runs from Thursday 4 July – Friday 9 August.  Applications through RBFRS online portal. – share how to write a CV – tips and advice to help you land a job.

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.

Small Green Shoots – career opportunities for young NEETs (not in education, education or training.

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 Karen to discuss which rewarding opportunities you could get involved with!

Explore Learning are seeking young people aged 14 – 21 to join their next youth panel cohort. Complete their expression of interest form here.

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

Spotlight UK – aged 8 – 16 and want to make a difference in your community? Then take part in Spotlight UK’s Youth Social Action Project and become a Youth Ambassador.

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.


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