Section 8 – Local Support Services

There are lots of local support services young people can access to support them with their next steps including information, advice and guidance and support to find a job.

CSW Group manage the transitions contract in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay on behalf of Devon County Council. CSW Group provide support to help young people make successful transitions into employment, education and training. Your school will already be working with CSW group and you should be able to access their support through school.

CSW Group

Youth Hub Devon is a physical hub which is co-located with Exeter Works in Princesshay in Exeter city centre. The Youth Hub provides information and guidance to young people aged between 16 and 24 about education, training and employment. The service is provided by trained advisors who can offer the time to understand a young person’s needs and make sure they receive the right support. The Youth Hub provides further information and the facility to book an appointment.

Youth Hub Devon (Exeter)

The Skills Launchpad is the online offer from the Heart of The South West (HOT SW) LEP covering the South West region – there is lots of advice and guidance for young people on the Skills Launchpad website.

The Skills Launchpad

Whatever your circumstances, Youth Hub Plymouth can offer you free and impartial advice on:

  • Returning to education
  • Finding a job or an apprenticeship
  • Starting your own business
  • Or simply finding out where you want to start.

Youth Hub Plymouth

Skills Launchpad Plymouth – the city’s one-stop-shop for skills, training, education, careers and jobs. Supported by Barclays Plymouth (located 140-146 Armada Way in the city centre), Skills Launchpad Plymouth is home to both the Youth Hub and Adult Hub, providing bookable appointments for face to face coordinated services for young people and adults, and a range of activities are delivered each week including drop-in Job Shops for help to join the construction industry, and health and care sector.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth

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