The Workshop – helping young people aged from 18 to 24 get work ready


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Sarah Jane Croke has formally opened The Workshop hub space in The Square shopping centre, Camberley, on 27 July 2021.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Sarah Jane Croke said;
“I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be formally opening The Workshop.  This unique new initiative is helping our young people improve their futures by supporting their first steps into employment.
The team here are so friendly and knowledgeable, and The Workshop has lots of information available to help support the younger generation along on their career journey.
Just pop in to arrange your appointment if you are aged 18-24 and need some help, career support and advice.
I look forward to seeing The Workshop go from strength to strength providing this much needed service to our community.”

The Workshop is a joint partnership between Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which aims to deliver holistic support to young people in response to the impact of Covid-19 on this specific group of working-age adults.

The Workshop is a comprehensive information centre signposting the services and support available to young people, and works alongside local organisations to deliver career-style events, skills workshops and seminars to demonstrate the breadth and depth of employment opportunities available in Surrey Heath.  

The Workshop team are already working closely with local businesses and employment support providers to offer young job seekers (both referred via DWP and a ‘walk-in’ service) opportunities to improve their employment skills and discover new career paths. 

The success of this project relies heavily upon local businesses and employment support providers offering their support, time and resources as part of their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. We want to lead by example; demonstrating that local business communities and organisations can join forces to support those in need. 

Is your company able to offer any of the following?  

  • Employment, volunteering opportunities, traineeships, internships, apprenticeships, work placements, work experience, mentorships and potentially longer term opportunities. 

  • CV writing clinics, interview practice, and site visits etc. 

  • Support those looking to set up a business for themselves and signpost to support and training.  

  • Connect with education partners to engage with the programme and candidates. 

  • Introduce candidates to career opportunities  

If so, please do get in touch -  Lia Rosina, Youth Hub & Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator, email Tel 01276 707502.  

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