The Junction Opens Doors to New Youth Employment Service in Redcar & Cleveland

The Junction is proud to announce the launch of its dedicated Youth Employment, Education and Skills Service in Redcar & Cleveland. This vital service offers intensive support to young people aged 16-25 who are unemployed or inactive, helping them progress towards education, employment, training, or self-employment.
Responding to a Critical Need:
“Many young people in Redcar & Cleveland, and indeed across the Tees Valley face significant barriers to entering the workforce or continuing their education,” says Jamie Noble, Deputy Chief Executive at The Junction “With the recent reduction of funding for dedicated Youth Employment Services in our area we can now ensure there is support for those young people who need it. We are lucky to have an amazing work force who are passionate and dedicated to making a difference to the lives of young people and empowering the future of our communities.”
Intensive Support, Lasting Impact:
The Junction’s Youth Employment Service goes beyond traditional job seeking assistance. It provides customised support through dedicated 1-1 workers who help young people build resilience, increase confidence, and develop essential skills like communication, teamwork, and digital literacy. Staff are experienced is supporting young people to remove barriers that prevent them from working or studying and The Junction’s wider services ensure holistic wrap around services for young people.
Collaboration for Innovation:
The Junction is committed to understanding the true impact of its programs. By working with funders and partners, the service will gather vital data to measure its effectiveness and inform future development of youth employment services across the Tees Valley, enabling The Junction to scale, grow, and refine its approaches.
Bringing Vital Funding to the Tees Valley:
This service is made possible by grant funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, The Woodsmith Foundation and Anglo American who all recognise the immense value of investing in young people’s futures.
The Junction’s proven track record and innovative approach position them uniquely to make a lasting difference in the lives of young people. This service signifies their commitment to building a brighter future for the Tees Valley by equipping young people with the skills and resources they need to succeed.
Young people can refer themselves by contacting The Junction on 01642 756000 or emailing
Referrals are also open to all professionals working with young people and referrals can be made in the same way.
Photo – Pictured left to right: Marnie Burden, Funding Officer (North East & Cumbria) – National Lottery Community Fund, Paddy Muldowney, Youth Employment, Education & Skills Service Project Worker – The Junction Foundation, Debbie Harbinson, Deputy Coordinator – Youth Employment, Education & Skills – The Junction Foundation and Jamie Noble, Deputy CEO – The Junction Foundation