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Our Employment Training and Skills (ETS) courses provide young people with skills and qualifications they can build on and develop throughout their working life.

In partnership with employers, schools, colleges and charities, we train and support over 3,000 young people every year through 20 specialist centres. We provide courses, support and careers advice, whether you’re interested in construction qualifications or a hairdressing apprenticeship.

If you’re a young person looking to enter employment, we work with you on an individual basis to find the best training and employment opportunities in your area.

And then, once you are in training or work, we give you ongoing support to make sure it’s all working out for you. From help with application forms to interview techniques, Barnardo’s is there to offer support every step of the way.

As well as providing specific qualifications, employability skills, and career information, advice and guidance, we also offer apprenticeship programmes and other qualifications recognised by employers.

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If you’re a young person, parent or carer, or referral organisation that wants to find out more about the employment, training and skills opportunities near you, fill in the form below and we’ll get in touch to talk about how we could help you.

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