The Progress Team employs experienced careers advisers, known as progress advisers, with qualifications in Advice and Guidance to a minimum of NVQ Level 4. The service works with young people who are not currently in education, employment or training after completing statutory schooling as well as young people who may need additional support to stay on track after leaving New River College (the borough’s pupil referral unit) or its alternative provision.
All of the information, advice and guidance that team members provide is completely independent and impartial. The aim is always to start where the young person is and work with them to meet their goals in education, employment or training. Most of the work is individual so young people can freely discuss their aspirations and any concerns they have. Confidentiality is important and unless the progress adviser has concerns about the safety of a young person, no information about what is discussed will be shared unless the young person agrees.
The Progress Team provides help with a range of issues affecting young people, including career choices, college courses, job searches and leisure activities. The team can also connect young people with agencies that can help with other issues, such as benefits, health and housing.
Using a client centred approach the advisers provide one to one guidance and on-going support to engage young people assisting them to access education, employment and training opportunities.
We offer interview techniques, CV writing and can refer to English and Maths.
Weekly drop-in sessions
The best way to access the service is to come along to one of four weekly drop-in sessions which take place at Lift Youth Hub, Platform Youth Hub and the Rose Bowl Youth Club. There is no need for an appointment and the service is completely free.
Platform - Tuesdays from 9.30-5pm
Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, N7 7EE
Lift - Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30-5pm
45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW
Rose Bowl - Tuesdays from 9.30-3.30pm
St Paul's Park, Ramsey Walk, N1 2PT