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.
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.
- 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.
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
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