Generation North East is a cabinet office funded employment support programme that has been supporting young people aged 16-24 into jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience and further training since we started back in 2014. We work very closely with local businesses and provide bespoke, simplified recruitment support, with the aim to place our programme registered young people into fantastic opportunities across the region with a variety of employers.
We currently work across six local authorities; Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Each area has at least one dedicated employment adviser and our digital employment assistants are able to work with customers from any of the above areas.
We have two support offers for our young people, we understand that not everyone will want to work with us in the same way and we aim to meet the needs of our customers as best we can.
Our Digital Service is made up of a team of what we call ‘Digital Employment Assistants’, they are based within our Newcastle office. The team can support anyone aged 16-24 that is living within one of the areas we currently cover. Our digital customers do not need to meet our staff as the support is delivered remotely, using Facebook, document sharing, phone, text message, iMessage, Whatsapp and various other methods to provide an personalised, frequent and responsive employability support offer to each individual.
Visit our ‘meet the team’ page to find out more about our digital team
Our Face to Face employment advisers work closely with local Jobcentre Plus staff and meet regularly with customers in a variety of community venues across the region. Our employment advisers are there to support customers from the start of their journey right through until they have been in employment for 6 months plus.
Visit our ‘meet the team’ page to find out more about our employment advising team