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We’re Shaw Trust Youth, the part of Shaw Trust that is all about, well, youth.

It’s our goal to support you in your next steps in life, whether that’s working with you to find you a job, helping you onto a course, developing your skills, or supporting you with your mental health and wellbeing – and more!

Scroll down to find out more about what we do, where we do it, how to get in touch, and there’s some free resources to help you get started.

Spark Change

Supported Internship

Our NEW and UNIQUE ‘Spark Change’ programme works alongside our career support services in Bexley, Brent, Harrow, Hackney and Havering.

Spark Change will provide you with a personalised programme of support, to help you progress into employment, education or training including self-employment.

A Supported Internship is a study programme aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment but need some extra support. An internship usually lasts for a year, with the opportunity to complete three different placements.

For more information, visit the Supported Internship page.

Gloucestershire Youth Support Team

Wakefield Connexions

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Life can throw up some serious challenges for young people.

But in the Gloucestershire Youth Support Team, we care about young people, we listen to them, and we support them. We want all young people to achieve their full potential.

Our multi-disciplinary team of support workers aims to support vulnerable young people and their families through any challenges they may be facing.

For more information, visit the YST page.

Connexions Wakefield Digital is online information, advice and guidance service for young people in Wakefield.

For more information, visit the Connexions Wakefield page.

If you’d like to find out more about any of our programmes click here

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For a full list of our services please click here

Youth Participation Pledge
“We will always include young people in decision making processes that affect them, wherever possible. Young people will be equal partners and recognised as experts on their own lives”.

Download our free resources

Click on the “Download all files” button, on the right, to download a zip file of CV Templates, Cover Letter Templates and Interview Tips,  designed and tested by Shaw Trust. For downloading the individual files click on the icons below.

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Follow our youth channels for more careers and wellbeing tips and tricks.

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"Really good! I felt it has given me more opportunities than if I had stayed at college. I am now working at Nando's and for the first time in my life getting paid"


"The adviser was informative, and it opened my eyes to so many different things I never would have thought of."

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"I will never forget my time here, and I am sure that all the skills I have learned will help me with whatever I do next."

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Not sure what your next steps are?

Then get in touch today!