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Achieve Your Career Aspirations

The Generation Career Support programme is an ESF-funded, free and flexible online programme designed to help you gain skills, knowledge and confidence to identify and achieve your career aspirations.

We want you to feel confident in searching for the right role for you and equip you with all of the tools and skills you need to land that dream job!

Over 90% of those who take full advantage of our coaching offer gain job interviews within 8 weeks!

Why you should join:

  • Tried and tested – Over 1,000 people have already enrolled onto this programme! Over 80% of our participants feel more positive about their future after starting the Career Support programme!
  • The best support – Stuart our Career Coach is accredited and has re-written over 25,000 CVs and guided over 2,500 people into work throughout his career.
  • Gives you what you need – The 1:1s are just that, one-to-one conversations with just you and your coach, covering what you need.  The programme is focused upon your needs and aspirations.
  • It’s free – The programme is funded by the European social Fund and freely available to those who are out of work in West Yorkshire, Harrogate, York, Selby or Barnsley.

Generation Career Support – what’s included:

  • One-to-one sessions with our expert Career Coach
  • Weekly masterclass workshops on key topics
  • Support with direct applications and introduction to employers
  • interview preparation drop-in sessions
  • 24/7 access to our online platform full of employability resources


The programme focuses on 4 key areas of employability:

  1. Becoming employment ready
  2. Writing an outstanding ‘achievements based’ CV
  3. Researching roles for you, preparing and practising for interviews
  4. Building your confidence and managing anxiety through the process


Here’s what some of our participants think…

“My sessions with Stuart [a Generation coach] were very beneficial for me as he taught me how to stand out by highlighting my unique achievements. Stuart also helped me learn not to assume what the employer wants which has given me more confidence in my applications and interviews, resulting in me securing a job I thought was out of my reach”. AK

“… I learned how to prepare for my interviews and manage my stress before the interview and was coached during the hiring process and got help with signing my offer letter. It’s an honour being coached by Stuart [a Generation coach]. I would not have the job I have without his help and support. ”. OMJ 2022

“Stuart {a Generation coach}  is a very kind and understanding individual who genuinely cares about your well-being; as well as your professional career prospects. His guidance and push to gaining my confidence has helped me during my journey in discovering the right role for me; which aligns with my personal values and goals.” SS 2022

Program Length

Flexible, ending in December

24/7 online platform, weekly workshops and 1-to-1 career coaching

With this flexible programme, you choose the pace and learning style more suitable for you.


  • Aged 18+
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment
  • Live anywhere in West Yorkshire, Harrogate, York, Selby or Barnsley
  • You have the legal right to work & live in the UK
The programme is funded by ESF European Social Fund Logo

A few simple steps

  1. 1

    Now: Sign up

    If you are living in Leeds City Region and are unemployed or on a zero hours contract.

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    You can choose how you access the programme. Use the online platform or sign up for one-to-one tailored career coaching or a combination of both. The programme can accommodate your needs however you wish to work. Indeed, you can use the portal and attend weekly workshops. What is most important is you achieving your career goals and aspirations.

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    Take part in focused workshops on a Wednesday evening, to build your ability in the areas that matter to you - whether that's feeling confident at interview, creating a great CV, or working towards a specific job type or sector.

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    1:1 SESSIONS

    If you need help with a particular job you have seen, are lacking confidence, suffer from interview anxiety or just need to refine your career and job search plan, join the career coach for specific, individual, tailored advice.

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    The Career Support Programme has been designed to share knowledge about the job market and how best for you to navigate your journey to a successful career.

    The combination of 24/7 online access to the career portal and dedicated career coaching combined with weekly workshops and drop-in sessions will offer 8 weeks professional and dedicated support focused upon your career goals, needs and wants.

"It has helped me find a sense of direction and I now clearly see a pathway that I can take directly to my goals"
Career Support 2020 participant


Skills Earned

Technical Skills

We’ll help you learn the technical skills to identify great roles, apply for them, succeed at interview and negotiate your terms in a new role.

  • How to discover your strengths with personality testing and career coaching
  • How to choose the right CV format and display your strengths in a way that stands out from the crowd
  • How to write a compelling cover letter that focuses on Impact
  • How to prepare for interview and how to answer in an effective way to show-case your talent

Behavior & Mindsets

Learn how to:

  • Search for jobs in a way to maximise your time
  • Stay motivated in your job search
  • Utilize your networks in your job hunt
  • Think like a recruiter to guarantee maximum success

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network


Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges