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.

Support Services

  • Tower Hamlets Careers Service
    One-to-one career interviews for 16-19s in Whitechapel Idea Store, Tuesdays 2-5pm
  • 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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