If you’re not sure what to do next, Performance Through People are here to help.
Whether you have left or are about to leave school it is time to start thinking about your next steps. If you aren’t sure what next steps will be best for you our team can guide you through the various options.
As you are heading to the end of Year 11 there are several options available:
- Sixth Form
- Work Placement with Training
Remember to think about your long-term career goal. This will help you decide on which option is best for you. To make this more visual you can write down your end goal, the skills you have now, the skills you will need, what you are interested and how you like to learn
Once you have an idea of you goals it is easier to identify the best route of action. Our trained team are on hand to offer non-biased guidance.
An Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to start working and earning at the same time as gaining the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.
You can train as an Apprentice in a wide range of job roles. Most apprenticeships don’t have formal entry requirements, but employers may ask for specific grades, particularly in maths and English.
- Receiving relevant training and learning job specific skills
- Hands on learning in a real workplace
- Opportunities to progress to a higher-level Apprenticeship, up the career ladder or to university
- You’ll earn a wage and no tuition fees to pay
- Over 90% of Apprentices stay in employment and a third are promoted
What Parents think about Apprenticeships?
- Over three quarters of young people and parents think that apprenticeships offer good career prospects.
- 45% of parent think a University degree delivers less value than it used to.
A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience. It will include training to prepare you for the workplace, the opportunity to improve your English and maths if needed and a high quality work experience placement. Traineeships last anything from six weeks to six months and the content is tailored to your needs and those of the business you are working with.
You could be suitable for a Traineeship if you:
- Are unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week) and have little work experience
- Are motivated to work
- Are aged 16 – 23
You can also contact your local Careers Centre for information on local opportunities and for help with the skills involved in looking for a job. You can find out more by visiting:
You can also find more information about different routes to a wide range of careers on the National Careers Service website.