York has many services to help young people on 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.
The City of York Council's trained Learning and Work Advisers offer impartial information, advice and guidance to young people between the ages of 16 and 18 not in education, employment and training; leaving their course or work or in the care of the Local Authority. We can also support with applying for college courses, apprenticeships, voluntary opportunities and CV writing.
We are currently working remotely and the drop in at 30 Clarence Street is closed for appointments but messages will be responded to by email, phone calls or via social media.
We also work in partnership with schools, supporting young people into work and learning; giving priority to those in care and in year 11.
If you or someone you know would benefit from our service, please contact 01904 555400 (Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm), email email@example.com
Specialist Careers Advisers can support you if you're aged 13 to 25, in education and training, and have an Educational Health Care Plan.
Specialist Careers Advisers are based at the Transitions Zone, Applefields School.
Planning Your Future Post-16 2020-21 is a guide aimed at young people and their parents and carers. The booklet is available in PDF format at the top of the page in 'Useful Documents'.
Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most students were not able to attend school from the end of March 2020 to the end of the summer term 2020. Added to this, at the time of publication of the Planning Your Future Post-16 booklet (October 2020), arrangements for GCSE and other examinations in 2021 have not yet been confirmed, although a three week delay to the usual timetable has been announced. This means that young people find themselves in an uncertain situation – we want to support young people through this difficult period as well as possible so that they can progress successfully to their next stage.
Current legislation sets out an aspiration that young people will continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday. This means that everyone has to participate throughout Year 12 and into Year 13. It 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.
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.
If you are 19 or older, Aspire-Igen offers employability and skills programmes, practical guidance and support towards your next steps in learning and work.
For young people aged 16 – 24 and struggling to find work Aspire-Igen are offering FREE Employability Training. This is specifically designed to get you into employment in 12 weeks.
The programme will support you in to your next steps of employment, apprenticeships and further training, through packages tailored to your individual needs.
With opportunities to explore different work sectors through virtual resources and insights in to employment. The course will support you in becoming more motivated to progress in to employment and training.
You will gain a recognised accredited qualification in Occupational Studies in the workplace.
Remote Learning available.
Support with CV's, job applications and employment opportunities and a designated keyworker to support you in your programme.
When Does it Start? Ongoing, apply today
How Long Will It Last? 12 Weeks
How Much Does It Cost? FREE
Bursary available to help cover costs*
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:
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The Opportunity Centre, 18 - 19 Colliergate, York, YO1 9BN
Future Goals can help you if you are 15-24 and are:
Future Goals is currently offering remote support to young people and can help you whether you are ready to work now, or you would like support deciding your next steps in employment or education.
Contact email@example.com for more information or complete the form below
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 will run until 31 December 2021, with the first KickStart placements now live!
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/
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