External Resources & Information

Raising the Participation Age

All young people in England are now required by law to remain in education or training until their 18th birthday.

There are several options:

  • Study full-time in a sixth form, college or training provider
  • Be employed or volunteer full-time and study part-time
  • Do an apprenticeship, traineeship or supported internship

The Child Law Advice Service gives a more detailed explanation here.

College and Sixth Form OPEN DAYS

One of the best ways to learn more about your options is to see with your own eyes. Colleges and Sixth Forms are all offering open days. Their booking pages will be listed here.

Useful Resources

Access digital booklets about jobs and careers linked to different subjects, such as Business and Computer Science

Read this newsletter about careers in Energy and Utilities, including apprenticeship routes for electrical engineering, plumbing and administration.

Watch short YouTube clips answering different young people's questions about different career paths.

A Podcast written by two apprentices with different guests and tips about getting work or training

  • Skills Builder: FREE home learning resources from one of the leading providers of Careers Education resources.

Check out Keziah's Careers Padlet for some quirky ideas for jobs.

Support Services 

Spotlight has amazing resources on site, as well as lots of ideas and online activities for our socially distanced times. They can also offer 1:1 support.

  • National Careers Service
    This is a great resource to find out about job profiles, skills, courses and career advice
  • iCould
    Interactive website to explore careers
  • Find an Apprenticeship
    This is a great place to find a wide range of different roles
  • Barclays Life Skills
    This website has a wide range of resources, including a CV builder, info on work experience and identifying your strengths
  • London Youth
    Website includes the option to sign up to a newsletter on jobs and work experience
  • Not Going To Uni
    Has a wide range of roles and useful advice
  • Young London Working
    Runs a 2 week pre-employment training programme called "EPIC"
  • Skills for Growth
    Stratford-based training organisation who run training courses, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Prince's Trust
    Runs 'Get Started' programmes to explore careers
  • Tower Project
    Programmes for those with special educational needs
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