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Employment For Young Adults

Numerous agencies in Buckinghamshire can support and guide you.

Whether, researching a career path that matches your skill set and interests. Or, looking to start an apprenticeship and taking advantage of a vocational training opportunity. There are trained advocates and personal assistants who can engage with your prospective employer and make a plan to help you achieve your personal goals.

Transition is possible, with the right support, that works for you.

Aylesbury College offers a skills development programme to approach independent living and working:  The life skills centre
Perhaps you would like to research apprenticeship opportunities?  Click here to find out how.

NB: apprenticeship schemes are for young adults up to the age of 25.

The successful Back2Base initiative, via the Buckinghamshire Care Specialist Support Service is targeted at the, 18-25 age bracket and provides opportunities for young adults to become ‘job ready’.



Back2Base help people with learning difficulties, mental health issues and disabilities find paid employment. We believe that with the right support everyone can have a paid job.

We work with you to identify your skills and help you find suitable employment. We can also support you and your colleagues when you are working.

  • Individual focus – identifying aspirations and talents/skills
  • Long-term commitment – ongoing support at work
  • Adaptable support – your needs are considered
  • Social inclusion – you will be fully integrated with your colleagues
  • Community employers – jobs with ordinary employers
  • Worth while jobs – jobs are real and valued by the company
  • Terms of employment – equal wages, working conditions, promotion possibilities and general terms of employment.

Further information can be found on the Care Advice Bucks website. Alternatively you can email back2base@buckscc.gov.uk or call 07932 742267



Community Impact Bucks

Have a number of volunteer opportunities

Contact: 03001111250                                                            email:info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

website: https://communityimpactbucks.org.uk


Time Credits

Volunteer hub for people who have a bit of time to help others. Volunteers can earn time credits to use on activities available locally or nationwide (for example entrance to the Tower of London). Contact Community Impact Bucks on 0300 111 250.


Community Champion.

Buckinghamshire Trading Standards has volunteering opportunities to suit all ages from 13 years upwards.

Contact Chris Holden 01296 382782 or email: cholden@buckscc.gov.uk


The WORKAID Hub is a supported workshop experience for people with learning disabilities. We are also autism friendly and TEACCH trained. The attendees undertake a wide variety of jobs for the main WORKAID Workshop. Many practical skills are learnt on the jobs and soft skills such as team work, pride in the job done, making friends and working to a correct standard build confidence for the future. The Hub is open 10 till 3.30 on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Call: 01494 775220                                 Email: admin@workaid.org             Website: https://ww.workaid.org/