Other opportunities in Newcastle

There is lots of free support available in Newcastle to help you gain work skills and experience and all of the organisations listed below can help in some way.

YHN works in partnership with these organisations to increase the job opportunities available to our customers. You can find out more about some of our partnership working in the short film below, just click on the image below (if you have trouble playing it you may need to open it via Google Chrome.)

Partnership film

Newcastle Futures

YHN is working in partnership with Newcastle Futures to offer practical advice and support to help people in Newcastle get into work or training.

Newcastle Futures Customer coordinators are available in our YHN Housing Services offices to provide a voluntary one-to-one advice and guidance service for customers.

To find out more please click here http://www.yhn.org.uk/jobs/help_for_yhn_customers_to_get/newcastle_futures.aspx


The Walker Learning Hive

The Walker Learning Hive was set up in partnership with the Northern Learning Trust two years ago.

The Hive offers free learning opportunities for residents living in and around Walker offering support with basic skills in maths and English, ICT and employability.

The Hive is located in Walker Parish Church Hall opposite the Church Walk shopping centre and is open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

To find out more please click here:




SES (Sustainable Enterprise Strategies) can help YHN customers who are looking to set up their own business via our joint Make Your Own Money project. You can read more about the project here.

To find out more about SES visit: www.ses.coop


United for Employment

United for Employment is a five week employability course delivered for YHN tenants at St James’ Park in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation.

United for Employment is a great way to build up skills, experience and contacts to help get you back in to work. It will include one week’s work placement with one of Newcastle United’s partners and a chance to gain qualifications in:

If you are interested in attending the next course then please contact us by:

  • Phoning: 0191 278 8721
  • Texting: U4E Yes with your name and address to 07815 784 037
  • Emailing: getinvovled@yhn.org.uk


Newcastle City Learning

Newcastle City Learning provide courses, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities for adults in Newcastle upon Tyne. Improve your employment prospects, take up a new hobby or enjoy a successful start to your career through an apprenticeship with a local business.

You can find all the information on their website:


If you are interested in support with your maths or English, including if English is not your first language, visit City Learning’s webpage on Life and Work Skills


Employment Gateway

Intraining, based at Newcastle College, provide a service called The Employment Gateway.

It is designed to give you support to help you get back into work, training or to gain essential employment skills. This service is available to people who are in receipt of:

The Employment Gateway provides you with a range of services tailored to your individual needs. Experienced team members work with you to develop employability skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. They will also help you in finding suitable job vacancies and access training and support.

The Gateway can also help you to access a number of short employability courses covering a wide range of subjects including:

You can find out more by visiting: http://www.intraining.co.uk/


National Careers Service

YHN is working in partnership with The National Careers Service to provide free, impartial advice and guidance, helping customers to overcome barriers to work, education and training.

If you’ve been out of work for some time or are looking to change your career, a National Careers Service adviser can help. Your adviser will support you in finding employment, education and training. Their sessions will identify the skills you have, areas you can improve and work options that suit you. Together you will create an individual action plan with long term and short term goals, and the step by step actions you need to take to reach them.

National Careers Service advisers are available to provide group workshops and one to one advice and guidance sessions.

The National Careers Service works with other organisations to help remove multiple obstacles, including mental health, drug and alcohol, debt, childcare and language barriers. They can help you access funding, get you into training, develop your CV and improve interview technique. The service is tailored to your needs to make sure you feel confident and fully prepared to take your next step in work, learning and life.

Visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Find out more

You can contact YHN's Employability Team, by: