Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Employment Pathways

Supporting young people to find a job that’s right for them

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The Services for Young People Employment Pathways programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The programme is running until March 2025 in the following districts: Broxbourne; Dacorum, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield.

On joining the programme young people are allocated a dedicated SfYP Adviser who they meet one-to-one at their local SfYP young people’s centre.

The programme includes:

  • Impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)
  • Help with developing employability skills
  • Support with CV writing, job searching and preparing for interviews
  • Reviewing and enhancing the young person’s online presence, including the effective use of LinkedIn and other social media platforms
  • Work experience, including 12-hour and 70-hour placements
  • Referral to maths and English courses where appropriate


As well as meeting their SfYP Adviser for one-to-one support, young people can also explore what other support is available to them, for example, joining a youth work project to help with their confidence, self-esteem and independent living skills.

Participants receive £50 when they join the programme and a further £50 once they have started a course, job or training programme.

Please use the SfYP referral form to refer a young person to the programme. This can be completed by a professional working with the young person, a parent/carer or the young person themselves.

Make a referral

Employment Pathways is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund via district councils.