Newport Youth Academy

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Achieve your career ambition, gain professional qualifications and get paid up to £50 a week.

The Newport Youth Academy is an inspirational, life changing provision for the young people of Newport aged between 16 and 18 years old not in employment, education or training (NEET).

The academy is one of Newport’s largest training providers with over six years of experience delivering training to young people and supporting them into employment and higher/further education.

Join the Newport Youth Academy to earn up to £50 a week, and get a student discount card.

The team are passionate about making a positive difference to young people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes and opportunities. Through innovative, sector leading educational tools and exciting delivery programmes, they provide opportunities for all young people of the city and a clear pathway to progression.

The ‘Traineeship’ programme delivery is a Welsh Government funded project that aims to provide young people the skills needed to get a job or progress to further learning or apprenticeships. It gives you the opportunity to have a taste of a job you might be interested in before you commit to a course or apprenticeship as well as getting paid while you learn.

Over the last year, 80% of the students who have left the academy progressed positively into further education or employment – the majority of which left school and joined us with no formal qualifications.

Newport Youth Academy offer careers routes in:

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Construction
  • Business and Administration
  • Sport and Youth Work
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Care
  • Animal Care
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • IT, STEM and Coding

Download Newport Youth Academy Learner Handbook (pdf)

Apply here

For more information or to sign up text or call Gary Colborne on 07866 544 272 or email

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