Lewisham Council Homepage Skip navigation
Menu
navigation-end

Employment support for young people

Find advice and programmes to support your education, skills, development and access to work.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many young people who have lost their job and are struggling to find work. We are developing our Youth Offer which will support you in finding work.

There are a great selection of employment, skills and training resources for young people:

Advice

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is a charity for young people aged 11-30, no matter how serious the issues you face. They have lots of programmes to build confidence, get a job or start a business.

Find out more about the Prince's Trust on their website

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is a free service for adults and young people. 

Find out more about the National Careers Service. 

Spear Programme

The Spear Programme is for 16-24 year olds who are out of work or education. It is free and online. 

The training will help you with your CV and interview skills. It also focuses on COVID-19 employment challenges. The programme will support you for 12 months with career support.

The Spear Programme is run by Resurgo. Find out more about the Spear Programme on the Resurgo website. 

Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK helps 14–24 year olds to get training, careers advice and help finding a job. Find out more about Youth Employment UK on their website.

Education

Lewisham College

Lewisham College provides a range of: 

  • job-specific courses
  • adult learning courses
  • A-Levels
  • apprenticeships.

Lewisham College has one campus on Lewisham Way and one in Deptford Bridge. Courses start all year round.

Find out more about Lewisham College on their website. You can also call them on 020 3757 3000 for course advice.

Adult Learning Lewisham

Adult Learning Lewisham is for anyone over 16 years old. 

Adult Learning Lewisham has a range of courses including: 

  • English
  • maths
  • ICT
  • employability 
  • work-specific courses.

We provide goal planning and support on how to move into work.

Find out more about our adult education courses. 

Financial support if you are unemployed

The Jobcentre Plus can help you get benefits such as Universal Credit if you are unemployed. You need to let them know that you are not working.

The Jobcentre Plus can also help you find a job and give you training opportunities. 

Get in contact with the Jobcentre Plus.