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Skills and jobs

Giving young people the right skills to get jobs.


Businesses and young people need the right opportunities and skills to create and keep jobs. Working with partners, Gloucestershire County Council wants to raise the level and range of skills available to young people.

Gloucestershire County Council has committed 1 million to youth employment as part of a wider package to stimulate the economy. The five priorities for youth employment are to:

  • Inspire young people early on in their school life to give them the ambition to take control of their future
  • Skills - Help young people develop the skills employers are looking for
  • Access Make sure young people and employers can access information & support they need via a portal or single gateway
  • Experience Make it easier for young people to get work experience
  • Share the good practice already taking in place schools and businesses

A Youth Employment Skills Strategy

Our skills booklet:

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If you're interested in an apprenticeship at Gloucestershire County Council, pl

ease email: and register your interest along with your contact details.

When apprenticeships become available at the county council we'll be in touch with more information. 

Say yes to youth employment and skills!

The YES Charter is a new incentive for schools which can support them to develop and deliver skills/employability sessions for their pupils.

  • Once schools have signed up to the YES Charter they will be given access to a range of support including the skills pod, which provides a stimulating and informal environment for pupils to engage with and develop their work related skills.
  • Schools across the county are pledging their commitments to the youth employment and skills charter. Find out more: Youth Employment & Skills booklet

Work experience at the County Council

We can offer work experience to young people. To find out more, contact us.

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