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Young Chamber

Young Chamber connects businesses with young people in partnership with local education providers and a range of education business partnerships.

In a number of ways, it helps to bridge the gap between education and the workplace, highlighting the exciting and rewarding careers for young people.

Many young people haven’t had the preparation or opportunities they need to succeed in the workplace. We are determined to ensure that businesses, educators, and government share the burden when it comes to preparing young people for work.

EBP South and Basingstoke Consortium

EBP South (Education, Business Partnership South) and Basingstoke Consortium provides a strong partnership with Hampshire Chamber. As a registered charity established in 1997 it calls on over 20 years’ experience in providing career inspiration, preparation and experience to young people.

With a mission to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work, EBP South and Basingstoke Consortium works with young people from Primary Schools to Colleges across Hampshire and the surrounding areas providing a range of in-house career guidance programmes and activities; as well as external events.

74,000 + volunteer hours from businesses and professionals ensures the success of this programme delivering a varied careers programme connecting students to businesses, supported by experienced Career Development Practitioners.

Young people are inspired in their career choice through engagement with employers, direct experience of work and support in the transition from learning to work. If you would like to help as a volunteer supporting this valuable work contact or go to

Solent Apprenticeship Hub

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size regarding apprenticeship training. It helps organisations with finding the most suitable training provider or choosing the relevant apprenticeship for their needs. Offering guidance on funding of apprenticeship training, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices the service can be tailored to your organisation.

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub can also help individuals find apprenticeship training and answer any questions regarding applications or finding apprenticeship opportunities in your area.

This is achieved through part funding by the European Social Fund plus a strong partnership with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council, The Education Business Partnership, The Local Enterprise Partnership, The Association of Learning Providers for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Solent University and The University of Portsmouth.

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub is a unique and essential resource for any business wanting a trusted, independent service to support them on apprenticeships. The team of expert advisers is on hand to provide a comprehensive service achieving real business benefits. If you would like help with apprenticeships got to

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