Education, training and employment for young people
Find Your Future website
If you're not sure what you want to do, the Find Your Future website can help you with important advice, support and decision-making and finding the right path.
Youth support service
Our Youth Support Service also provides services for young people aged 13 to 19 years old (up to 25 for young people with special needs). The service manages the delivery of a comprehensive ‘youth offer’ which includes the provision of information, advice and careers guidance to support access to education, employment or training opportunities and the provision of youth work and positive activities.
Not in education or training?
If you are still in education your school or college should provide you with careers information, advice and guidance.
Contact the on site careers adviser for more information.
If you are not in education, employment or training
4YPUK (link opens in new window) can provide careers advice, information and support to young people living in Central Bedfordshire who are not in education, employment or training.
Additionally, our Youth Support service provides direct targeted support to young people with additional needs, through its Personal Guidance Advisers
Guidance advisers are dedicated to working with young people aged 13 to 25 years whom have an Education, Health and Care Plan, are looked after or care leavers.
They offer impartial information, advice and guidance around education and careers and support planning for transition, helping young people overcome barriers and make a successful transition to adulthood.
Youth Support will make contact with young people whilst they are statutory school age, usually after year 9. Young people can also self-refer.
For more information about targeted support, please contact our youth support service manager on 0300 300 4484
Careers information, guidance and advice.
Finding a job or getting into education and training
National Youth Agency
Championing, professionalising and enabling youth work
National Careers Service
Information, advice and guidance on training, learning and work
All about school leavers
Helping school leavers get jobs and career paths
Get my first job
Making the first steps towards a career
Not going to uni
Alternatives to university
Find an apprenticeship in England
Choose your future
Preparing for adulthood
Equal life chances as you move into adulthood
Disabled students allowance
Help if you are a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.