Make Trax

Brighton Crawley

Who is it for?

Barnardo’s Make Trax provides information, guidance and support for young people aged 16-29 who are not currently in paid employment or education.



Barnardo’s Make Trax can work with young people living in Brighton & Hove, or Crawley. Our friendly coaches can meet you in community locations like libraries, youth hubs or cafés (the drinks are on us!). We can also provide support via telephone, video calls and email if you prefer this.


  • Exploring what you want from your future and possible career options
  • Supporting you to find and apply to a suitable college, apprenticeship, or training provider
  • Job-searching using websites such as Indeed
  • Accessing online courses to boost your employability
  • Building confidence, motivation, and social skills
  • Get access to creative activities to engage and inspire
  • Employability skills like CV writing, interview prep, support through volunteering or work placements
  • Helping you get involved with volunteering in your local community
  • Signposting you to other services that can help you overcome your individual barriers (e.g. housing issues, claiming benefits, substance misuse, emotional and mental health difficulties)
  • You may be eligible for financial help to support you with any additional barriers you may be facing, such as access to technology, buying interview clothes, transport costs, etc.



Useful Links:

Employ Crawley is here to help | Crawley GOV

The Prince’s Trust | Start Something (princes-trust.org.uk)

services for children and young people | England | asphaleia

The Make Trax project is delivered by Barnardo’s in Brighton & Hove and Crawley


We Will:
1. Get to know you

We will find out more about you your background, barriers you have faced, any areas you might be struggling with, and what you want to work on. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure yet, we will have plenty of suggestions.


2. Work together

We can work with you for up to a year or until you move into employment or education. Once we’ve agreed a plan, we will check in with you regularly to support you to achieve your goals.


3. Help you move on

We will support you into your apprenticeship/college/work experience/employment and keep in touch for up to 26 weeks after you have progressed.

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