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.
- Young Workpath (formerly Tower Hamlets Careers Service)
Based in new offices in Watney Market, the team provide young people with Information, Advice and Guidance on courses, training, apprenticeships and employment.
- National Careers Service
This is a great resource to find out about job profiles, skills, courses and career advice
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