Be Yourself

Be Yourself is a free employability programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). You must be between the ages of 16 to 21 (up to 25 years with additional needs).

This programme helps young people find employment or return to education or training. It offers a wide range of services and encourages young people to sign up to as many of these courses as they like.

There are several programmes that all offer different employment support. The programmes are:

Employability programme

This is a 6-week programme. Each session is 2 hours long, from 1pm to 3pm.

The sessions are run from the WREC Room.

Young people can sign up to one or many courses.

Courses include:

  • preparing for work
  • money management
  • other employment-related topics.

Sign up today and start your course.

Special incentives

The special incentives programme offers accreditations that could lead to employment. For example, you can complete a course and test, and receive a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card.

Sign up today and start your course.

Employment support

We offer young people the opportunity to learn skills that will help get you ready for the workplace. Some of these skills include:

  • one-to-one and group support
  • careers guidance
  • CV workshops
  • online applications workshops
  • options workshops.

Sign up today and start your course.

Careers guidance support

Every young person will have a careers guidance interview. This helps to identify future goals. Be Yourself aims to build confidence and resilience to give young people the skills to progress and achieve their goals.

Be Yourself was launched in November 2018 in partnership with the Jobcentre Plus.

They have helped many young people to develop personal and professional skills for the workplace.

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Sign up today

To sign up or register your interest, download and complete the referral form, and email it to

Download the Be Yourself poster.


Medway Youth Services
Phone: 01634 338 742

Your DWP Work Coach
Chatham Job Centre Plus
The Brook Chatham ME4 4LQ
Phone: 0800 169 0190