Planning Your Future Post-16 2021- 2022 is a guide aimed at young people and their parents and carers. The booklet is available in PDF format in 'Useful Documents'.
Current legislation sets out that young people will continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday (throughout years 12 and 13). Staying in education or training helps ensure that every young person has the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications that help them to progress to higher education, work and adult life; enabling them to succeed in the fast changing, modern world.
York has many services to help young people with their next steps. Whether you just want information, or you would like help with finding opportunities, making applications, CVs, interview preparation or keeping motivated, there are services to help. Read on for more information.
The City of York Council's Specialist Learning and Employment Adviser Team (SLEAT) supports young people aged 13-25 years old who are in the care of the local authority or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The team's focus is to help young people to take their next step towards employment, by providing advice and guidance on how to access appropriate education, training or employment opportunities.
For more information visit: the Specialist Learning and Employment Adviser page on York's Local Offer for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
If you would like to earn while you learn, consider an apprenticeship. York's Apprenticeship Hub has details of many local apprenticeship opportunities. The national Apprenticeships website has information and real life stories about becoming an apprentice.
For school aged young people, your school will provide you with Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) and careers information. Below are other services who will help you explore and discuss your next steps.
The REACH programme is for young people aged 16 -24 and not currently in education, employment or training.
Specialist support from dedicated Employment Opportunity Advisers. Information about local employers, jobs, work experience, work placements, education and training. One to one support, tailored action plans, employability skills, interview skills and CV writing.
01133 225 114
Aspire Igen's Accelerate programme is for young people aged 15-24 who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET) or at Risk of becoming NEET.
Options of remote and face to face learning with a dedicated key worker who will support you through a recognised accredited qualification to support and guide you to your desired positive progression choice.
For more details: call Katie Rowland on 07763547654
Support for lone parents is available to build on your strengths by developing your skills, abilities and helping you overcome challenges to move closer to Education, Learning and Employment.
Key workers will help you identify and access support that is most meaningful to your situation.
This may include:
Contact Liz 07975530547, Liz.Oconnellemail@example.com, main office 01904 656655
The Opportunity Centre, 18 - 19 Colliergate, York, YO1 9BN
The Skills to Succeed Academy offers free online employability training delivered in bite sized interactive modules.
If you are a woman aged 18-30, you can access free Work It Out telephone coaching to help you access the future you want.
The following schools and colleges may have the course to suit your interests and goals.
There are many ways to find out about job vacancies, here are a few ideas to start with:
The York Jobcentre Plus can help people of working age into paid work.
Telephone: 0345 604 3719
KickStart is a £2 billion scheme that provides employers with funding to create new high quality, 6-month job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
These must be new job roles, paid at least national minimum wage for at least 25 hours per week and must not replace existing or planned vacancies.
The scheme has been extended until March 2022.
Candidates will also be given support and training, which includes developing their skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.
Employers will interview applicants and select the best candidate for the role. This scheme is designed to support young people who are currently on Universal credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme, which will not necessarily be within that organisation.
Opportunities are now live, talk to your Jobcentre work coach to find out more or visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/
Kickstart vacancies are available to view online at www.supplytrain.co.uk/jobs
Our Military Preparation Course will ensure you are ready for the recruitment, selection and Phase 1 Training process for your chosen career in the Armed Forces.
All of our Military Preparation Courses are delivered at Army Reserve Centres between Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
The course is a roll on/roll off course for young people ages 16-24 who aspire to join the Royal Navy, British Army or RAF.
The course is fully funded by the government and all kit and equipment is provided once the learner has been signed up to the provision. The duration the course is attended is specific to each individual and dependent upon their requirements to enable them to train to a standard to pass selection in their chosen area of the Armed Forces.
MPC Army Reserve Centre
YO10 4ESTelephone: 07501 962 962Email: MPCYork@yh-group.co.uk
You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:
A publicly funded school is one that does not charge you for attending it.