Connexions opens doors at new premises

Published on 23 March 2017

AN information, advice and support service for young people in Leicester has opened the doors of its new premises in the city centre.

Connexions Leicester City has moved to its new home at 2 Wellington Street, which was formerly the entrance to Adult Education College.

The services offered by Connexions include help with apprenticeships, jobs, courses and CVs, is aimed at anyone either not in full-time work, education or training, or who is unhappy with their current training, course or job situation.

Connexions operations manager Abigail Kearley said: “We will continue to provide an accessible and approachable service to young people from across Leicester, in the heart of the city.

“We want to help them meet their full potential and to ensure appropriate information and advice is available to support them into education, employment or training.”

The service is primarily aimed at young people aged 16 to 19, or up to 25 for young people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

It currently has European Social Funding to deliver an additional programme called Improve Your Prospects, which provides support for people aged up to 24 who aren’t in education, employed or in training. The scheme gives six weeks of intensive support and learning to make them more employable, which can be combined with vocational training.

Connexions’ new premises at 2 Wellington Street will also be offering access to other helpful services, including the Apprenticeship Hub, training providers, and is also a venue where young people can access contraception under the C-Card scheme.

There is also a nurse available on a regular basis at the Health Shop, offering help and advice on a range of health issues.

More details of the services offered at Connexions are available at www.leicester.gov.uk/connexions or by calling 0116 454 1770.

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