The Youth Zone highlights information, advice, activities and more for young people across the Borough of St Helens.
Change Your Summer. Maybe Your Life!
Are you 15 to 17 years-old? When was the last time you felt unstoppable?
Don’t miss your chance to do National Citizen Service (NCS)! You’ll live away from home, develop skills to boost your CV, and meet amazing people you’ll never forget.
18-Year-Olds Can Get A Free InterRail Pass To Travel Across Europe
“Imagine it is your 18th birthday and you find a personalised letter from the European commission in your postbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change.”
The European Union has recently decided that it will give up to 30,000 18-year-olds FREE InterRail tickets for unlimited travel across Europe’s rail network this summer, offering them the chance to explore the continent and make friends.
Cash Awards For 14-25 Year-Olds
The Princes Trust offer Development Awards (cash awards) for 14 to 25-year-olds to help make getting back into work, education or training even easier. more info here
The Sarah Cowley Educational Foundation
The Sarah Cowley Educational Foundation is a trust fund available to students attending either further and higher education courses; or to assist in the entry into a profession, trade or calling. more info here.
FREE Course for 16-25 Year Olds
Are you a young person who feels they are lacking in confidence, self-esteem, motivation, people skills or perhaps you have difficulty in managing your feelings? If that’s the case then this FREE personal development course from the Prince’s Trust may be just what you are looking for. The course will help you move on with your life. It will help you work on barriers that may be preventing you from achieving in employment or education. More info here.
Got an idea for a Business?
The Enterprise programme from Prince’s Trust helps young people aged 18 to 30 with support and funding to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them. More info here
Find an apprenticeship
Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England here.
Find a traineeship
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months. More info here.
National Careers Service
They provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work
- Job profiles – Find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.
- Skills health check – Use their assessment tools to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.
- Find a course – Look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.
- Help to get a job – Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.
Visit the National Careers Service here
Traveline is a great website to help you plan a journey on public transport, buses, trains etc. You’ll find it here