Youth Zone

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.

More info here

Cash Awards For 16-30 Year-Olds

The Princes Trust offer Development Awards (cash awards) for 16 to 30-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 local 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

Travel Planner

Traveline is a great website to help you plan a journey on public transport, buses, trains etc. You’ll find it here