Thinking and planning for your future?
Need to get started?
Parents, friends, teachers can offer advice and ideas but do some research yourself. Use JED to explore jobs and careers and visit your school or college careers resource area. If you're going on work experience, choose your placement carefully.
Get Organised - career and learning options at 16
Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1
Raising the Participation Age means you must now stay in training or learning until you are 18t. This means you can choose:
- full-time learning in a school sixth form, sixth form college, further education college or with a training provider
- an apprenticeship, traineeship, supported internship or training
- full-time work or volunteering for 20 hours or more AND part-time accredited study.
Martin from the Textile Centre of Excellence talks to Lorna about what employers are looking for or read it (346kb PDF). See the full interview with Martin, as well as other videos on our YouTube Channel.
Want to talk to someone?
Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school.
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Page updated March 2017