The Workspace drop-in centre is available to help

Kelsey Vincent of Suffolk New College in the Workspace at Suffolk New College in Ipswich

Kelsey Vincent of Suffolk New College in the Workspace at Suffolk New College in Ipswich - Credit: Suffolk New College

College to offer support to work ready youngsters following Mygo closure

A college in Suffolk is reaching out to offer support to work ready youngsters in Ipswich following the closure of a valuable youth employment service.

Mygo – was opened in 2014 – and successfully gave support and advice to those aged between 16 and 24 living in the town.

However, since its closure Suffolk New College in Ipswich is expanding its offer of support to this age group.

Additional support will come via a recently opened facility called The Workspace.


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The Workspace is a drop in centre based at the college’s main campus in Ipswich and appointments can be made for one to one coaching session for work-ready youngsters.

A team is also in place to give advice and guidance to individuals who want to review their CVs, gain interview skills or find out about apprenticeship opportunities.

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Nadia Cenci is a business development executive at Suffolk New College.

She said: “Since the departure of Mygo, the job centre is one of the most appropriate places for young people to visit if they are uncertain about their futures. However, we believe that we can offer additional skills to work-ready youngsters living in the town and surrounding areas. For those individuals who have some qualifications and a skills set that employers are looking for, we can help make their CVs look good, give interview tips and connect them with relevant employers who are looking for apprentices.”

The Workspace was opened in September 2017 and has already helped dozens of young people gain work placements and start apprenticeships during this time.

To make an appointment you can call 01473 382464 or email nadiacenci@suffolk.ac.uk

www.suffolk.ac.uk

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