Generation NE is a major programme of employment support for young people aged 18- 29 which has been designed locally, in partnership with employers and Jobcentre Plus since 2014.
We have now secured additional European Social Fund (ESF) funding to broaden and continue the programme until 2022. The programme has three main aims:
• To support young people to enter and remain in employment, training, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience
• To help businesses to recruit and to future proof their workforce with young people
• To provide impartial advice for young people and businesses on the range of services and options open to them
In North Tyneside, the project has supported 966 young people to date with 751 (78%) moving into employment, further training and volunteering and work experience.