Youth work experience 

Interested in youth work? We will help you experience working with young people as well as develop skills and real-life experience of the role.      

Youth Focus North East is able to offer through the Future You project work experience opportunities for any resident of Gateshead who is economically inactive or unemployed. 

Anyone who is considering whether youth work might be the perfect job for them, or would like to find out what is involved in youth work, can take the opportunity to experience what it’s like working with young people as well as developing skills and real-life experience of the role.  


Providing participants with the opportunity to gain youth work experience, at sessions delivered face to face in the local community.  

Work experience is a great way to build skills to include on a CV and find out what you could enjoy doing in the world of work. It also helps enables participants to explore the range of careers available in the youth work sector.  

Time commitment and format 

1 Session per week for a minimum of 6 weeks. All participants will be required to undertake a DBS check.  

Usual sessions are 2 hours in an evening (sessions tend to be 6 - 8 pm but do vary) and are currently available at: 

  • Lemington Youth Project – Westerhope FC Sports Pavilion, Valley View, Lemington, NE15 8BE 

  • Denton Youth Project – Denton Youth and Community Centre, Hill Head Road, Denton, NE5 1DN 

  • Kenton Youth Project – Kenton Park Sports Centre, Anfield Road, Kenton, NE3 3LL 

  • Blaydon Inclusive Club – Blaydon youth and Community Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE215QE 

  • Birtley Detached Project – Birtley Community Centre, Ravensworth Road, Birtley, DH31EN 

  • Throckley Youth Project – Throckley recreation Sports Pavilion, Sycamore street, Throckley NE15 9ES 

  • St Chad's Community Project, 21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1YN 

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