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Preparing young people for the world of work

11 January 2016

An exciting new programme to inspire and prepare young people for the fast changing world of work is now being rolled out across the county.  Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with Youth Connexions Hertfordshire (HCC) is delivering The Careers & Enterprise Company Programme in Hertfordshire as part of a nationwide project to forge closer relationships between schools/colleges and employers.

Maurice says “Go for it – you won’t regret it!”

07 January 2016

2016 is the Silver Jubilee year for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Youth Connexions is celebrating the 60th year of this initiative with a series of experiences from people involved in the awards. This is Maurice Wells’ story,,…

We want your views!

08 December 2015

Survey for young people - where do you get your information from?

Young people from East Herts describe their volunteering experiences

08 December 2015

Nehal and Bethany took part in the National Citizen Service run by Youth Connexions. They then volunteered as staff on the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions with other young people. Here they have written a blog of their experiences…..

Two young people from Watford and Three Rivers named as Leading Young Citizens

20 November 2015

Prianka and Georgina took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) projects run by Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions. Both were chosen from 80,000 national nominees to join a group of just 100 National Citizen Service Leaders, and took part in Leaders Week in London.

Young Film-makers from Chorleywood get inspiration at Elstree Studios

19 November 2015

A team of young people from the Three Rivers District were inspired by a tour of Elstree Studios last Friday, which they had won as a prize earlier in the year with their film, ‘Confidence’.

Hertfordshire Member of Youth Parliament makes speech at annual debating session in House of Commons

16 November 2015

Supported by Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions, a group of elected Members of Youth Parliament attended the annual debates on 13 November chaired by Speaker John Bercow.

What does Bullying Mean to You?

12 November 2015

Young people who attend the Chorleywood Film Project run by Youth Connexions have made and produced a film about bullying. This will contribute their views to national Anti-Bullying week, which takes place 16th - 20th November and has as a theme ‘Make a Noise about bullying’.

Why do NCS graduates never look back?

11 November 2015

For a whole variety of reasons! Rhiannon, Georgina and Allexandra give their views...

“Encouraging, inspiring, endearing!” Celebrating the achievements of Hertfordshire’s Young People

06 November 2015

The 2015 Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions Young People’s Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 4 November at County Hall, Hertford in the presence of the Deputy Executive Member for Children’s Services, County Councillor Maxine Crawley and the Deputy Director for Children’s Services, Education, Andrew Simmons OBE.