Changes to the service provided by Exeter Works and Youth Hub
Published: 31 March 2023
Hundreds of jobseekers in Exeter have been helped into new roles or training, thanks to advice and guidance from Exeter Works, a service provided by Exeter City Council, Exeter Chamber and Devon County Council.
The service, which was set up in 2021 to help jobseekers from Exeter following the Covid-19 pandemic, announced some changes to its service this week.
The Exeter Works hub will close its door for the last time on March 31, as it has served its purpose in supporting residents from the effects of the pandemic.
The website - exeterworks.org - will continue to provide advice. For those aged 16-24, the Youth Hub will be based at Exeter Library from 3 April.
Exeter Works has been funded by Exeter Chamber, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council, and has supported more than 400 people to find new jobs and 300 organisations to find new staff members, by hosting careers events and through its weekly Vacancy Roundup, alerting social media followers to current vacancies in Exeter.
Richard Marsh, Chief Executive of Exeter Chamber said: “In the two years since opening, the Exeter Works advice hub has been a great success, and has really made a difference to so many jobseekers and businesses in Exeter. Moving the services provided to a digital offering means that we are still able to help people but from the comfort of their own home.”
Devon Youth Hub, which has operated from the Exeter Works advice hub in Dix’s Field, moves to the ground floor of Exeter Library on April 3, where people will be able to receive in-person advice from Monday to Thursday and digital advice on a Friday.
Debbie Stafford from Devon County Council, which funds the Youth Hub, said that she is pleased to see the service continue in this way.
She added: “We’ve always known that there is a place for free and impartial careers advice for young people. With so many challenges facing this generation, we’re thrilled that this service will continue to operate in Exeter City Centre. We are excited to be moving to Exeter Central Library, which we see as an ideal location for the service.”
Further information about Exeter Works can be found at exeterworks.org