New Y-Wish Hub Opens to Help Find Jobs For Local Young People

In response to the negative impact of the pandemic on local employment, Horsham District Council was delighted to open a new Youth Employment Support Hub in Horsham Town Centre on 23 July.

The new centre is specifically for 18 to 24 year olds in the Horsham District who have been particularly hard hit by unemployment as a result of the pandemic.

The Hub is called Y-WISH and is based in Horsham’s Swan Walk Shopping Centre, opposite Wilko’s.

Y-Wish Support Officers are available to help you write your CV and identify suitable vacancies for you to match your skills, experience and interests. Additionally, they can help you find suitable training courses to boost your employability and help with completing application forms and preparing for interviews.

Pictured here are successful jobseekers Jodie Cooper and Susie Doe with HDC Chairman Cllr David Skipp and Jeremy Quin MP

Successful jobseekers Jodie and Susie outside newly opened Y-WISH jobs hub
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Chris Brown commented:

It’s more important than ever that we help the younger generation of our District thrive and get on the jobs ladder as they have been particularly hard hit recently.

I am delighted that we have opened this new facility which will greatly support local young jobseekers – a first for us in our District.

This is a one stop shop for young people looking for jobs and training opportunities, helping to boost their confidence and skills.

Now that the lockdown has eased we are pleased to open our doors and welcome people into the new hub for face to face conversations.

I would urge as many eligible people as possible to come along and benefit from all the expert help and advice on offer, or even just for an informal chat.

The Y-WISH Hub is being funded for 12 months by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Local recycling firm, Piron, based in Horsham, are sponsors of the Y-WISH Hub. The company employs a number of young people, including apprentices, and is also currently recruiting as the company grows.

The service is confidential and completely free.

For more information contact a Y-WISH Support Officer on 01403 215334, email journey2work@horsham.gov.uk or visit our Y-Wish webpage.

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