Step-Up South London is a specialised support programme that offers young people the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to progress into sustained employment, education, or training.

What does the Step-Up South London programme offer trainees?
  • Short courses for trainees to gain awards and qualifications in various subjects, including Construction Skills (CSCS qualification), First Aid, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling.
  • 1-2-1 tailored coaching and support from dedicated Employment Advisors, including help with interview skills, preparing for work, CV writing, workplace etiquette, and confidence-building.
  • Structured short courses ran by qualified private tutors to assist trainees in gaining awards and qualifications in various subjects, including Literacy, Numeracy, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
  • Peer mentoring with positive role models to help inspire and encourage trainees.
  • Motivational and confidence-building activities.
Eligibility to participate in Step-Up South London

Participants must be:

  • Aged 16-24
  • Not in employment, education, or training
  • Living in the South London boroughs: Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton and Croydon

They will also be either:

  • Currently in Care or Young Care Leavers
  • Facing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness

Or fall within two or more of the criteria below:

  • Lone Parent
  • Problem Debt over £1000
  • Young Carers
  • Substance Misuse
  • Criminal Activity
Get in touch with the team today

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from being a part of Step-Up South London, please get in touch with our team:

Bright Agyemang-Baah, Employment Advisor, at


Venisha Fraser, Outreach & Employer Liaison Officer, at

For all other enquires please contact Programme Manager Debbie Andrews, GLA NEETS Team Leader – South London & Lambeth, at