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Supporting education leavers

Our Youth Hub is here to help you!

 

Are you one of this year’s school, college or university leavers, wondering what your next move should be?

 

Whatever your circumstances, we can offer you free and impartial advice on:

  • progressing with training or education

  • finding a job or an apprenticeship

  • starting your own business

  • developing your CV, applications and interview techniques

  • where you want to start.

 

Quick links:

Looking for support in person?

Scroll down to see what's on this August to support you to navigate your next steps and prepare for whatever comes next.

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  • Sector Drop-in Sessions: For anyone interested in the construction and built environment or the health and care sectors, drop-in sessions are open every Tuesday between 10am and 3pm with more information about jobs, apprenticeships or further study.  

  • Education Leaver CV Surgeries: Young people can pre-book a 30-minute CV review, with appointments available every Wednesday between 10am and 3pm throughout August and September. Click here to book in advance via Eventbrite.

  • Construction Apprenticeship Drop-ins: Meet local construction training providers on Tuesday 15 and 29 August, and Tuesday 12 September, between 10am and 2pm.

  • Training and Apprenticeship Drop-ins: Meet local training providers on Wednesday 23 August and Wednesday 27 September between 10am and 2pm

  • Application Skills for Apprenticeships and Jobs: Drop in for help with applying for apprenticeships and jobs on Thursday 10 and 31 August between 10am and 12noon

  • Interview Skills for Apprenticeships and Jobs: Mock interviews are available on Thursday 10 and 31 August, between 1pm and 3pm, to help develop your skills. Email skillslaunchpad@plymouth.gov.uk to book.

  • Exam results pop-up at the Sundial: Join our Youth Hub team, including our sector coordinators and a CSW Community Engagement Adviser for signposting, advice and guidance on Thursday 17 and 24 August between 10am and 2pm.

  • Pop-up support at Drake Circus: Come and see the Skills Launchpad Plymouth team on the ground floor of Drake Circus on Friday 18 and 25 August, between 10am and 3pm.

We are more than happy to help advise concerned parents or carers too - and if you are someone who needs help to get your head in the right space before you’re ready to take those next important steps, that's ok too. We are able to signpost you for mental health and well-being support too, helping to give you the confidence and reassurance you need to move forward.  

Resource Bank

Your choices at 16 and 18 years old
Advice for further study and training options
Help for finding apprenticeships and job hunting
Gaining more experience

All about you

Mental Heath support
Agencies who can help
Places to go
People to talk to

Skills

What skills do you have?
Get skilled up
What do you want to do and how do you get there?

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