Careers & Employability Service for those at risk of becoming NEET in the D2N2 LEP area - CLOSED


Call to run a project to provide a ‘Careers and Employability Service’, to work with senior managers in educational establishments to agree a programme of activity that delivers enhanced careers and employability support to young people aged 15 – 19 identified as at risk of becoming NEET.

This call for proposals aims to provide innovative ways to positively engage with those who are at risk of becoming NEET, to maximise their potential within the future workforce. Projects must deliver activity which directly contributes to the objectives of Priority Axis 1.2.

Successful applicants should support and develop career management skills in young people in the following ways:

  • access to high-quality labour market information;
  • effective engagement with employers to develop employability skills;
  • careers advice that supports young people in making the best career and training decisions, with a particular focus on broadening the horizons of young people struggling with exclusion and social mobility.

The successful project(s) should also support the following 4 key priorities for developing skills and knowledge, with a focus on those at risk of not making a successful transition into future education, training or employment opportunities:-

Skills Match & Pathways

Equipping school and college leavers to understand what skills will be required in the future workforce and motivating them to move up the skills escalator to more productive, better-paid jobs of the future.

Job Readiness

Enable young people at risk of becoming NEET to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully enter the labour market – providing businesses with a stronger pool of motivated and ambitious indigenous talent.

Skilled and Adaptable Workforce

Enable the future workforce to up-skill and adapt to changes in technology (including digitalisation) through inculcating a personal commitment to lifelong learning.

Innovation Know-how

Providing careers advice and labour market information so young people can exploit opportunities within the emerging growth sectors of our future economy.

For more information, download the call specification.

Workshops took place in November to support applicants wishing to apply.  Please follow this link to view the post event page.

Closing date is January 16th 2019.

Investment Priority

Priority Axis 1.2: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market

ESF investment

Approximately £1,000,000 of funding is available.

Applications to this call should cover the entire D2N2 area.



Link to call documentation

For more information, download the call specification.

Call-specific strategic documents

ESF Operational Programme 2014-2020

D2N2 ESIF Strategy

State of the Nation: Social Mobility in Great Britain 

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