Last updated:

29th March 2024

Help finding work, training and volunteering

All young people must continue in education or training until they are 18 years old.

After you turn 16 you could:

  • stay in full-time education at a school or college
  • start training in a workplace, known as an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • start working or volunteering for 20 hours a week, if it is part of an education or training course

If you have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), your school will start to help you think about the future at your Year 9 review.

The review meeting is where you talk about what you want to do in the future and what support you might need.

It is important you start thinking about what:

  • you would like to do as a job
  • qualifications you might need
  • goals you want to achieve in life

You can talk to your family and friends, your school or other professionals working with you about your options.

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