Learning and Work Advisers offer advice, guidance and support to vulnerable young people aged between 13 and 18 years, to help them through their next steps in education, employment or training.

Learning and Work Advisers include parents and carers, wherever appropriate, and work in partnership with other professionals, including:

  • school and college staff
  • learning and training providers
  • Local Area Support practitioners
  • support workers, key workers and social workers

Learning and Work Advisers are based within Local Area Teams and work in different locations, including 30 Clarence Street.

Who Learning and Work Advisers can help

Learning and Work Advisers offer face to face advice to young people who:

  • are aged between 16 and 18 years and 'not in education, employment or training' (NEET)
  • have decided to leave post-16 education or training early (‘dropping out')
  • are elective home educated
  • are in Local Authority care
  • have been referred to us by school or college staff, or other professionals

How Learning and Work Advisers can help

Depending on a young person’s needs, and who else may be supporting them, Learning and Work Advisers can offer help in the following ways:
  • 'one to one' careers guidance
  • identifying job and apprenticeship vacancies and making applications
  • creating a CV and covering letter
  • preparing for job interviews
  • applying to college courses
  • finding alternative training and self-development options
  • finding support for work and learning

Getting help from Learning and Work Advisers

To reach a Learning and Work Adviser:

  • when a young person is still in secondary education - contact the Careers Coordinator, Pastoral Lead, Support Worker, Key Worker or Social Worker
  • when a young person has completed Year 11 - contact the Young People's Services Team

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