Stockton JSNA


What needs are unmet?

Issue number

1 = highest priority

Unmet need


The number and variety of opportunities to provide training and work experience for people with complex needs is often limited or not flexible enough to take into account the barriers people face when engaging with support.


The availability of sustainable jobs and opportunities for workplace learning, such as apprenticeships, internships etc. are limited and there is potential for more provision to be made available.

Those residents that find it hard to gain or remain in employment, or cannot easily access the opportunities available.


Not every young person has access to high quality careers, employment, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), as well as a series of valuable encounters with employers from Year 7 onwards.

There are limited graduate opportunities in the local labour market and as a result some residents move to different parts of the country for employment after leaving university.

People taking up employment that requires lower level skills or qualifications than they possess. 

Insufficient graduate opportunities for on##the##job training or work experience either during or after leaving university.

People who are working fewer hours and on lower incomes than they would like, or are employed on zero hours contracts despite wanting more sustainable employment are not being fully supported to increase their hours or progress into higher paid work.



People who would benefit from an apprenticeship opportunity but do not have access to one due to either a lack of awareness or a lack of apprenticeship vacancies.

People who are not yet ready for an apprenticeship may require some form of pre##apprenticeship activity or support, such as work experience.  However, as it is uncoordinated, not well understood and difficult to navigate, some people may not receive the referral or advice they most need.


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