NEW – Skills Launchpad Plymouth goes live 12 August 2020

With so much uncertainty surrounding grades, jobs and employment at the moment, it is understandable that this could be causing some anxiety or confusion for teenagers and their parents. With exam results due to be released this week, please don’t panic as there is local help available!

Plymouth City Council, working in city wide partnership, have set up ‘Skills Launchpad Plymouth’ as a new virtual FREE one-stop-shop skills service which aims to help our people stay informed to equip themselves with the skills and confidence that they will need to play a part in our city’s future, targeting support for our young people through the new Youth Hub and supporting those who are facing redundancy through the new Adult Hub.

Through the Skills Launchpad Plymouth’s new online service – the ‘Youth Hub’ hosts a wealth of information, advice and guidance specifically tailored to what Plymouth offers and has been created to help young people make an informed decision about their next best possible steps.

The Youth Hub includes:

  • help to keep young people informed and matched with real opportunities to local pathways into:
  • education/further study – academic qualifications, vocational qualifications, 6th form, further education and higher education
  • apprenticeships and traineeships
  • training
  • work experience
  • volunteering
  • employment
  • self-employment
  • the facts about the current and future employment picture of Plymouth
  • Support with job searching, CV writing, job applications and interview techniques

In partnership with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Skills Launchpad Plymouth will be hosting Virtual Skills4Plymouth Career Fairs to help school leavers make an informed choice about next steps on:

  • Wednesday 26 August, 12noon-1pm

  • Thursday 27 August, 12noon-1pm

Book here to attend our Zoom career events

Alongside delivering this new virtual service, there are plans to have a physical space. Subject to Covid-19 compliance and government guidelines, Skills Launchpad Plymouth hope in the near future to host events in our local communities and to provide a Launchpad home somewhere central where local people will be able to pop in for a chat. Keep a look out for news and events promoted on our social media channels and website.

Visit to find out more about all your options before making those all-important next career steps!