As well as contacting your teachers at school there are plenty of other organisations dedicated to helping people with their careers – this can be support in deciding what kind of career you want and figuring out what qualifications and experience you need to gain and how to do that. It could also be support in writing your CV once you’ve found a job to apply or even having someone proofread your job application. The support you can receive is endless – it’s all about knowing where to look! Below there area number of organisations you can contact and of course if you need to talk through any of these please do speak to your school or contact us.
Pet XI are an organisation focussed on creating and supporting engaging work experience for people across the country. They run a number of different programmes and offer support in careers and learning, from IT courses to traineeships.
They have recently launched a ‘Positive Futures’ programme aimed at 15-24 year olds not currently in education, employment or training. The programme offers support in different areas to increase the opportunity of gaining skills and qualifications.
Prospects work to support young people to develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed for the future.
ToolShed specialise in helping young people to gain work placements in employability and functional skills. They run a Work & Study programme for 16-24 year olds to complete a work placement of your choice and receive tutoring for English, Maths & Employability.
Work Pays are a training provider offering professional training and employability support across the Midlands. They run different courses to help young people gain employability skills, learn about the recruitment process and most importantly gain that all important experience through traineeships or work experience.