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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.

Visit the Find Your Future website >>

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.

View list of our commissioned support providers >>

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

Career Connect

Careers information, guidance and advice. 

Visit Career Connect's website >>

Prince's Trust

Finding a job or getting into education and training

Visit Prince's Trust website >>

National Youth Agency

Championing, professionalising and enabling youth work

Visit National Youth Agency's website >>

National Careers Service

Information, advice and guidance on training, learning and work

Visit National Careers Service's website >>

All about school leavers

Helping school leavers get jobs and career paths

Visit AllAboutSchoolLeavers' website >>

Get my first job

Making the first steps towards a career

Visit GetMyFirstJob's website >>

Not going to uni

Alternatives to university

Visit Not Going to Uni's website >>


Find an apprenticeship in England

Find an apprenticeship on GOV.UK >>


Choose your future

Visit UCAS' website >>

Preparing for adulthood

Equal life chances as you move into adulthood

How we can support you with SEND and preparing for adulthood >>

Read about supported internships on >>

Disabled students allowance

Help if you are a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.

Read about disabled students allowance on GOV.UK >>