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In October 2021, we hosted our first CSCS course at Silx with the support of Central Training. Since then the project has gone from strength to strength. CSCS cards are needed to allow people access to a construction site and although historically some people were able to work without them, now this is not the […]

Employability still goes on….
May 29, 2020

Even though Silx is not open at the moment we are continuing to support young people aged 16-25 in the Blyth area with any issues of Employability and personal support, this can include anything from  Job Searching and applying for a Job, CV creation or update,  housing advice, debt and budgeting advice, personal support on […]

New Volunteering Programme for Silx
April 8, 2019

We have recently set up a Volunteering/Work Experience project that is giving young people the hands on skills and experience they need to get into work.  For over 20 years our very successful Employability Project has helped Hundreds of young people find employment and 1000’s of  internal and external accreditation’s have been completed. Young people […]

Award Success for Sinead!
April 3, 2019

Back in 2015 we recommended one of our young people Sinead Patterson to The Bazaar Group in Cramlington for a Business Admin Apprenticeship. Sinead came to use the Employability Project after leaving College. Although Sinead had great GCSE grades she lacked confidence and had no work experience. During her time with us Sinead completed a […]

Employment Success for Danielle!
April 1, 2019

Danielle is a young person who has been known to Silx for a long time, firstly as a young person and volunteer in our Teen Bar sessions but more recently a regular attendee of our Employability Project. Danielle suffered a tragic bereavement at the start of 2018 and understandably this affected her confidence. Danielle’s need […]

More than just a Youth Club……
September 29, 2017

‘Aren’t you just a youth club?’ ‘Silx is for Kids isn’t it?’ ‘I don’t know what it is that you do’……. These comments have all been said to us more than once so with that in mind we thought we would shout from rooftops exactly what it is we do, well we are not actually […]

Starbucks supports young people!
August 16, 2017

We’ve got some Barista’s in the making amongst us at Silx at the moment all thanks to a fantastic collaboration between UK Youth, NE Youth and Starbucks. Louise Laws the development manager at NE Youth contacted us in June to tell us all about their Youth Action employability programme and to see if any of […]