Fresh Futures’ new Employability Programme

  • Are you a young person in Kirklees?
  • Struggling to find a career path?
  • Not sure what to do or where to start?
  • Don’t feel confident enough to apply for jobs?

Fresh Futures’ new Employability Programme helps young adults aged between 18 – 26 years begin their journey towards finding employment.

The youth unemployment rate has increased, and we understand young people experience many barriers when looking for a job.

We know struggling with confidence and self-esteem, social anxiety, emotional issues and mental health challenges prevent young people from accessing work.

We have developed our innovative Employability Programme to help young people get employment ready and equip them with the skills, experience and understanding to feel confident applying for jobs.

We want to reach young people who are currently not in education, employment or training.

If you’re struggling to find a career path, or don’t know how to progress into employment, we’re here to help you!

What’s Included

Over the course of one week, we will empower you to build your skill set and feel confident about searching for job opportunities.

In the mornings we will focus on building your core employability skills, e.g., your CV writing, interview techniques and how to research for jobs.

There will be regular breaks so that you don’t feel overwhelmed throughout the day. We will also provide a free lunch to everyone attending the programme.

In the afternoons, we will work with you to provide useful experiences to overcome the barriers you face on your journey into employment. This might include trips out, visiting guest speakers or learning new, creative skills such as photography or video editing.

After completing our Programme, you will be given the opportunity to undertake 10hrs voluntary work within an employer from across Kirklees to help build your experience and bolster your CV. Placements will be tailored to your personal career goals for the future.

Throughout the Programme, you will also have the chance to participate in our new young adults service, Elevate, which helps young people develop their social and emotional skills.

Your journey with us:

  1. Attend our 5-day Employability Programme building your confidence and skills.
  2. Take part in our Volunteer opportunities to boost your experience.
  3. Participate in our follow up drop-in sessions with tailored employability support after your voluntary work finishes.
  4. Seize the opportunity to join Elevate to feel empowered and develop your social connections.

We are running our Employability Programme for 2 weeks in 2024. You can only book on to 1 week.

To book on, or ask any questions, please contact us on [email protected] / 01484 415 465 / 07354 903 165

You can also pop into the Brian Jackson House reception to fill in a paper copy of our form.

Date: Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June

Time: 9.30 – 15.30

Location: Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield. HD1 5JP

Date: Monday 16th September – Friday 20th September

Time: 9.30 – 15.30

Location: Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield. HD1 5JP.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Employability Programme is being delivered Fresh Futures and Kirklees Council Employment & Skills led by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as part of the Mayor’s ambition to make West Yorkshire the best place to work, learn and live.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit:



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