Teenage parents or parents to be

Teenage parentsLooking for help and advice?

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Georgia

Case study

Georgia

Georgia left school at 16 hoping to become a midwife. She was undergoing hospital treatment when she got some life changing news, which meant she had to leave college. When Georgia's daughter was born, she didn't leave the house and felt her plans were over until she was contacted by one of our advisers. Melissa helped Georgia regain her confidence and with her new found determination, follow her dream (60kb PDF).

Read more about Georgia

Need to contact us?

Any of our careers advisers will help you, call into your nearest careers centre – get in touch with the centre team.

Or:

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Other help

  • Home Start Kirklees T: 01484 421925. Family support , including groups for young parents/parents to be.

  • Some local children’s centres in Kirklees offer young parents/parents to be support. As do some children's centres in Calderdale.

  • Auntie Pam’s - Dewsbury and North Kirklees T: 01924 438316; Huddersfield and South Kirklees T: 01484 414775 - advice for mums-to-be, pregnancy information; clothes and books swap shop; relationships; housing; benefits.

  • Talkthru’ T: 01484 515137 - pregnancy choices support; pregnancy loss; services for young people; new parent services; support for young fathers.

  • Bubbalicious - information and advice for parents of unplanned pregnancy or facing baby loss.

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Under 18 kids not fixt upIf you're under 19 or you're aged 16 to 24 with special educational needs and/or disabilities

***Experience of finding work survey***

Are you aged between 16 and 24, if yes, please take a few minutes to tell us about what it was like for you looking for work, so we can better help others to find a job

Our careers advisers can help you with your career and job search, including apprenticeships and training. They offer benefits advice and will support you to get other help you may need, especially if you find yourself in difficult circumstances. Where needed, they work with other agencies, for example adult health and social care.

Check out our careers centres guide to see the help our careers advisers offer in our Dewsbury, Halifax and Huddersfield centres (774kb PDF).

As well as offering advice and support, our advisers can help you find training, including from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 and 2, if you live in the:

Not ready or not sure? Contact your nearest centre to find out about other training that could help you

Our Statement of Service a promise to all who use our services (93kb PDF)

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Project Challenge

Find out what Seanna and Kieron think about their time at Project Challenge.

Listen to Lorna explaining to Jemma what is involved or read it (67kb PDF).

If you're over 19

Our adult careers advisers will help you think about your career options, find out about training and education opportunities and identify other help you may need, including benefits, money for study and more.

You can drop-in and speak to an adviser Monday to Friday - see our services leaflet above for opening times, or you can arrange an appointment - see below for opening times.

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Need to contact us?

Your C&K Careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch.

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In work or training

In catering workNeed more information?

If you're in work or training, such as an apprenticeship, you may still need advice about...

Not happy in your job or training?

Before you start looking for another job, contact one of our centres and get some advice. It may be your problem can be solved without you needing to leave. Our careers advisers can help with work problems, including pay, bullying at work, getting a promotion and more. Leaving isn't always the right thing to do. The National Careers Service website also has information about changing career or your job. Check out our Recruitline Vacancies Logo 220wto get an idea of what is available.

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Left school or college

Disability young man in employmentNot in employment, education or training?

Have special educational needs and/or disabilities?

If you have special educational needs and/or one or more disabilities and need additional learning support, you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.

Our centre careers adviser can offer you extra support if you need it. This could be extra help to find out about and get into careers and jobs, courses, apprenticeships or training. These Remploy factsheets describe some of the conditions and disabilities that may require simple adjustments or additional support.

Centre staff can also involve our team of specialist advisers who work with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Our specialist SEND team (special educational needs and/or disabilities team) can tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special needs and disabilities to make sure you use your skills and talents.

      • Aged 16 to 24? Make sure you check out your options locally
      • If there isn't the right education or training available locally, it may be possible in exceptional circumstances, to go to one of the National Specialist Colleges

There's lots of information on a range of local services and national organisations to support people with special educational needs and disabilities, which explains what you and your family can expect from the Calderdale Local Offer and the Kirklees Local Offer.

Need to contact us?

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In a special school/unit

Students at Calderdale College

If you have special educational needs and/or disabilities and need additional learning support ...

... you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.

Your careers adviser specialises in working with students who have special educational needs and disabilities. They work as part of our SEND team (special educational needs and/or disabilities team) in special schools and units attached to mainstream schools, which are also known as resourced provision.

Your adviser can talk to you about your options and tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to make sure you develop your skills and talents and move into an option for students, who are 16 or over, that is right for you. This may include:

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Get Ahead 2018


Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1

 

What Next? booklet 2018What Next?
 
- opportunities in Kirklees for students with severe or profound learning difficulties (1.5MB PDF)
 

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Case study

Ryburn Valley High visit to Sidhil Ltd

Students studying employability skills at Ryburn Valley High School sixth form visited Sidhil to find out more about the range of jobs offered by the company
(299kb PDF)

Read more about Ryburn's visit

Need to contact us?

Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school/college.

Or:

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Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
C & K Careers Ltd
78 John William Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1EH

T: 01484 225500
F: 08724 464511