Advice and guidance for school leavers

3rd June, 2019

It’s exam season. That means thousands of people like you are currently spending most of their free time revising (read our full list of revision tips here), or planning what they’re going to do once they get their results.

If you’ve not quite got your plan in place yet, it might feel like you’re being left behind, but we can assure you there are plenty of people who don’t know what they will do when they leave school. In fact, there are very few people who leave school with a career in mind and go on to work that job for the next 50 years.

Every week, Futures’ careers advisers help individuals of all ages to find their next steps in work and training, and each has a different reason for seeking that support. Some decide to follow a long-held dream after years of working in an unrelated field, while others face life-changing circumstances and have to re-evaluate their options as a matter of necessity.

There are plenty of options, and while that might seem overwhelming, it simply means that, no matter what your ultimate goal, there’s something out there to suit you.

For example, if you want to earn money while continuing to work toward a qualification, the answer may be an apprenticeship.

If continuing education is the right path for you, then you may wish to discuss the type of qualifications you will need to succeed in the future

You may have decided to go straight into the workforce once you leave school, and we can support you with that, too. Our expert advisers are available to check your CV, help you to complete job applications and discuss interview techniques to help you to secure the job that is right for you.

Maybe you have no idea what you want to do next, and just want to talk through your options with someone who’s seen it all before. That’s what we’re here for.

Futures has been delivering careers advice in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for over 20 years – no matter what barriers you believe to be between you and your success in life, our advisers can help you to overcome them and find a path to suit you.

We’ve worked with people from all walks of life and have helped people like you overcome a range of barriers to work and education.

Want to talk to someone about your future? We are holding a relaxed open day Saturday 6th July 11AM to 3PM at our Maid Marian Way office, where you can drop in and talk to an adviser about your options at your own pace.

Of course, our office is open 10 AM to 3:45 PM every weekday and you are welcome to drop in at a time to suit you.

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