If you are in the career systems keep an eye on local. I drop in, (Usually 2x a week), and hand out free fitted frigates/destroyers and even the occasional cruiser as appropriate to the location and age of pilot.
This initiative is sponsored by older players who have donate isk and materials to give the new players a hand up.
If you are under 30 days old as a pilot? Speak up before i leave and you will get a ship, wait till I say ‘later gators’ and you will have to wait until next time I pass by.