Businesses in the district can help improve the employment prospects of hundreds of local young unemployed people through the recently launched youth employment hub.

The East Surrey Youth Hub helps young unemployed people aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit overcome barriers to finding work, while helping local employers find hard working, enthusiastic and innovative people to join their organisations.

The hub is available digitally, providing access to a wide range of coaching, mentoring and soft skills development from local businesses, tailored to meet an individual’s career aspirations. We’re really pleased businesses have already been in touch to offer their help.

When it is safe to do so, the hub will available twice a week in Quadrant House in Caterham and the Council Offices in Oxted.

Young residents identified as needing job support will be referred to the hub by their local Jobcentre Plus.

We are working closely with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, which is leading the project, with funding from the Department of Work and Pensions through its Flexible Support Fund.

To find out more about how your business can get involved, please e-mail