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News from Services for Young People, March 2023

Access to All STEM event inspires young people and connects them with local employers

A successful ‘careers challenge’ event was held at the Hertfordshire Development Centre in Stevenage on Monday 5 February 2024 as part of the Services for Young People (SfYP) Access to All programme. The event gave Stevenage students an opportunity to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and connect with local employers. The feedback from the students was positive, with 93% rating the event with 4 or 5 stars.

Celebrating young people’s achievements during National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Inspiring success stories demonstrate the impact of the support provided by SfYP in helping young people into apprenticeships. 

An apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for young people aged 16 and over to get practical work experience combined with education. They achieve nationally recognised qualifications while also earning a salary.

“I feel happier… less anxious and more confident”

SfYP recently played a crucial role in helping Aaliyah (not her real name) after she was referred to us by her school because of low self-esteem and confidence. Joining our ‘Supporting You’ programme enabled her to make a big difference to her mental health, improving her resilience, self-care skills and sense of belonging.

 Read the case study



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