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VIDEO: Young people urged to apply for highways roles after impressing on trial scheme

A trial scheme to arm vulnerable young people with the skills to launch a highways career proved so successful that all six have been asked to apply for apprenticeships or jobs. Among those successfully completing the course, which included training on machinery and team building exercises, were people classed as NEET – not in employment, education … Continue reading

Council fills 280 apprenticeships in six months

As national figures for young people classed as not in education, employment or training were released today, Surrey County Council revealed that it has filled 280 apprenticeships in just over six months. Most of the roles were created through a cash incentive scheme for businesses and the others were arranged at the council and through contractors. Surrey … Continue reading

VIDEO: From NEET to Fulham FC

    Unemployed, kicked out of home and not thinking about training, Surrey teenager Lou Nappin never imagined he would score a job with one of London’s oldest football clubs. But the 18-year-old from Sunbury defied the odds to do just that – netting a youth coaching role with Fulham Football Club, thanks to a helping … Continue reading

Purchasing power creating 170 apprenticeships

Surrey County Council aims to use its purchasing power to create 170 apprenticeships. Firms are being asked to pledge to fill apprentice places as part of their bids for contracts to provide council services. The authority, which negotiates tens of millions of pounds worth of contracts each year, is also encouraging key contractors to look … Continue reading

Successes for young people

Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny has set out key successes after Surrey County Council launched an innovative way of improving young people’s services. At a meeting of the Cabinet to sign off plans to continue the approach, she highlighted that Surrey: has the fewest young people classed as not in education, employment and training … Continue reading

Number of Surrey NEETs hits national low

The number of young people in Surrey registered as not in education, employment or training has hit a national low. Just 1.8% of people aged 16 to 19 are not studying or working in Surrey, figures for the Department of Education (DfE) show. It means Surrey has the fewest young people classed as NEET in … Continue reading

BBC interview on Surrey schemes to help NEETs into work

Assistant Director for Young People Garath Symonds explained the Surrey County Council schemes aimed at helping young people classed as NEET – not in education, training or employment – into work to BBC Surrey’s James Cannon. He emphasised a chain of skills centres opened by the council to equip young people with the basic skills … Continue reading

Chain of skills centres for NEETs set to be completed

A chain of 10 skills centres designed to boost the job prospects of young people who are not in education, training or work is set to be completed. Eight centres in the network have opened as part of Surrey County Council’s drive to tackle the number of people classed as NEET and the final two … Continue reading

Cabinet Member joins Fulham’s Martin Jol to celebrate NEETs’ achievements

Fulham manager Martin Jol was joined by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond to celebrate the achievements of young people bidding to get into work. The duo congratulated 16 young people from Surrey and parts of London who successfully completed a course at the Premier League football club aimed at equipping … Continue reading

Apprentice campaign gets off to flying start

Apprentice campaign gets off to flying start A campaign spearheaded by Surrey County Council to fill 200 apprentice places in 100 days has got off to a flying start. Businesses at the launch event* promised to create 24 apprenticeships on the very first day of the drive to boost the job prospects of young people … Continue reading

Jobs fair for Surrey’s young people

Jobs fair for Surrey’s young people Around 1,000 young people are expected to attend a jobs fair organised by Surrey County Council. The Surrey Youth Festival on 27 September is aimed at unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities as part of the council’s goals of ensuring all 16 to 19-year-olds in Surrey are … Continue reading


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