Education, employment and training

We have the ambition that every young person leaving care achieves their full potential. We will work hard on your behalf to secure and promote opportunities that meet your needs. We will ask you how you are doing and be ready to celebrate your achievements with you.

We will support you while you are at college or in training. Your personal advisor will work in partnership with other agencies to ensure you receive the support you need.

We will work with other agencies such as the Employment and Youth Hubs to support you prepare for employment in areas such as CV writing and interview preparation.

We will support you to find relevant work experience where possible. We will help with transport and lunch costs for work experience placements.

University

If you are planning to go to university or study a Higher Education course, you will be given support to enable you to do this. We can support with a bursary of up to £2,000 over the 3 years, we will also pay for your accommodation costs for 52 weeks or if 44 weeks then option to retain Stay Put arrangement for holiday periods.

We will support around student finance application, funding and finance support to register with first UCAS application. Regular visits and support from your personal advisor.

Room 42 and Link Up

Through Room 42 we have links with other partner agencies to focus on education, training and employment opportunities for care leavers aged 16 to 25 years old. This will include opportunities that are in house under the ‘Family Business (Hull City Council) and externally, with partners and local businesses including -

  • Employment Hub
  • Youth Hub
  • Endeavour Learning and Skills
  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Employability
  • The Virtual School (Transition team)
  • Making Changes For Careers (MC4C)

The Link Up will provide a network of support across the council to identify and develop opportunities for young people to find out about the world of work and take steps towards achieving employment.

Regen Champions

The Leaving Care team employ two care experiences champions (funded by our regeneration directorate) who can support you with your education, employment or training needs and can connect you with the employment hub.

The Family Business

As part of Hull City Council, we can -

  • support you into apprenticeships within the council
  • provide you with a range of different opportunities to develop your skills and move you towards employment.

Hull City Council provides a range of services and employs people in different areas and as corporate parents want to provide you with opportunities to experience different fields of work, then offer you the option to focus on an area you find interesting. This is with the hope that we can set you off on your chosen career path.

We are working with partners in the council to provide -

  • work experience
  • traineeships
  • apprenticeships
  • jobs

and will support you to identify a pathway to employment so that you can move forward positively with your life.

If you gain an apprenticeship with Hull City Council, we will guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria, support you through our regen champions with the application. We will ensure that you receive the living wage by topping up your wage.

Get in touch

Monday to Thursday - 9.30am to 4.30pm Friday - 9.30 am to 4pm

Address: Kenworthy House, 98-104 George Street, Hull, HU1 3DT

Telephone: 01482 615 650

Out of hours

Emergency only contact - Emergency Duty Team

Telephone: 01482 300 304