an innovative employability programme that offers practical skills training and coaching to young people who are actively seeking employment.

In 2018, the Damilola Taylor Trust partnered with HUDL to launch a new employability programme called Career Search and Skills Development, CSSD. 

CSSD is a four-month employability programme that works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, with little to no work experience — supporting them to make the transition to stable and satisfying employment.

Following the success of the programme, we are pleased to announce that we are launching CSSD 2019 in partnership with the Co-op and St Patrick’s College. 

We think young people should have a better understanding of what employers are looking for in employees. A deeper appreciation for their own talents and practical training to help them navigate and succeed in their choice of career.

What's involved?

You will gain the experience, confidence, networks and skills needed to kick start your career.

CSSD 2019 is an employability programme for young people, aged 17 - 25 delivered in partnership with the Damilola Taylor Trust and the Co - op

CSSD 2019 is delivered over four months in London 

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020

Take part  in three  training days - one per month

inc. CV Clinic 

Interview an assessment centre skills and preparation

Networking and Career planning 

Become a member of an action learning set 

(Group coaching with young people facing similar employment challenges)

Meet new people, access work opportunities, take part in social activities and receive 1:1 support 

It's all FREE


Are you aged 17 - 25

Living or studying in London

Available between Nov 2019 - February 2020

Keen to develop your employability skills 

Interested in coaching 

Seeking work/internship opportunities 


“I will definitely recommend the CSSD programme to others because I’ve learnt a lot while doing the programme. I’ve met great people, I’ve also learnt how to better myself as a person.”

CSSD 2018 participant - aged 19

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