Virtual Sheffield Youth Hub launches – Preventing Youth Unemployment in 16-24 Year Olds

Securing a Place For Young People in Sheffield’s Economy

The aim of this project is to provide guidance for young people who are at risk of becoming NEET and introduce them to potential progression pathways into further learning, or work including

The idea of a Virtual Youth Hub has been developed to act as a central platform for young people to visit for information, advice and guidance.

The focus is to get them into their next steps ideally before becoming unemployed or disengaged.

The Partnership

The hub will work on a partnership basis bringing different organisations and training providers together in Sheffield to promote the employability opportunities which are available.

The partners will help promote the hub and the neutral brand to reach out to different groups of young people in society who are at risk of becoming NEET.

The importance of connecting and staying in touch with everybody from different sectors is required to help prevent unemployment and to make the hub successful.

We will also promote your social media including the opportunities you publicise, through retweeting and reposting, this will work as a collaboration.

We want to use your expertise to benefit the young person.

Inspire_SY Social Media

The hub will work around the social media of Inspire_SY. The inspire_SY accounts will post and repost opportunities that are available from different providers and organisations.

This will be reciprocated from these partners and therefore brings all the opportunities together to feature on the central platform of Inspire_SY and creates the neutral branding.

We also expect you to retweet/share our Inspire_SY posts. On the Inspire_SY pages we will also tag you in the posts.

This will work as a collaboration so we can reach out to as many young people as possible. It will also promote all the opportunities available currently for you people in Sheffield


The Central Platform will feature the padlet on:

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This has all generic resources to help young people and provide them some guidance. It offers direction to different providers.

There is no time expiry on these resources

The Opportunities We Will Promote on the Hub

  • Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Support
  • Job Applications
  • CV Building
  • Career Progression
  • Transferrable and Employability Skills
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Employer Activities to Enhance Meaningful Encounters
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Interview Preparation
  • Use of Social Media to Enhance Employability
  • Sector Based Training
  • Mentoring Circles
  • Job Matching Service
  • Understanding the Labour Market
  • Understanding your own Strengths
  • Self-Employment
  • Essential Digital Skills
  • Personal Development Workshops

Next Steps… The Calendar

After the hub is launched on the 10th of September we will have a range of events to follow which will keep the hub active. This will work on a public calendar basis.

It is important that as an organisation you also hold a public calendar so that we can integrate them and make it public

How to get involved

Contact if you want anything adding to the padlet

Complete the google form:

Follow and promote our social media @inspire_SY

Follow our guide for the social media