Leaving school is a major part of growing up. There are lots of potential paths for young people to take at this point in life, but deciding which of these is best for you can sometimes be difficult and confusing.
Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available to help you make your decision and we're providing links and resources to help young people make the crucial transition from education to employment.
You can find support in York from:
- your school - teaching staff will be able to support you with your next steps
- Careers Advisers employed by our schools
- Admissions teams at York College and Askham Bryan College
- National Careers Service can help with local employment and training opportunities
- Our York Apprenticeship Hub – there are local apprenticeship vacancies in York and many more in Leeds across a range of sectors and job roles. We can sign post you to agencies and training providers.
- the 2022 School Leavers Factsheet outlines the various educational options you have including A-levels, apprenticeships and BTECs
- the Planning Your Future Post-16 guide is for parents, carers and young people, giving information about the options available and important things to think about. We work with partners across the city (school sixth forms, colleges and support services) to update this each September
Support is also available for anyone who is particularly worried about their results and next steps:
- York Mind offer services to young people, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01904 643364
- for young people aged 11 to 18 who prefer online messaging, Kooth offer a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform. The platform gives anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue affecting wellbeing.
To find out more about open days from local colleges and universities, please visit the following websites.