Whether you're a student wondering what to do when you leave school or college, or someone looking for a change of career, there's a range of information available to help you.
The council has a team of careers advisers who are linked to all our secondary schools and local colleges, providing careers information, advice and guidance. They work with young people aged 13 to 19-years-old (and up to 25-years-old for those with learning difficulties and disabilities) in schools, college and other settings; with young people who fall into specific vulnerable groups and offer information and advice to all young people. Our service aims to raise aspirations, help young people move successfully from school into employment, education or training, and reduce the number of young who are NEET (not in employment, education or training).
The team is made up of qualified careers guidance advisers who offer confidential, impartial, information, advice and guidance on the following:
- Raise aspirations
- Choosing options at age 14, 16 and 18 plus career pathways
- Further and higher education
- Voluntary work and volunteering
- Finance and benefits
- Labour market information
- Job seeking, CVs and interview skills.
For more information contact:
Tel: 01724 298554
Child benefit extension
If your son or daughter has recently left education you may be entitled to child benefit extension. To claim you need to be "registered with Connexions". The council's careers information advice and guidance (IAG) team now carries out this registration process so please contact the above phone numbers or email address.
The IAG team also run a drop in for young people who are NEET at Church Square House, every day from 12pm to 3pm.
Getting careers advice couldn't be simpler and it really could change your life. The websites below provide a good starting point:
Directgov - has a jobs and skills search facility with over 800 career profiles that tell you what qualifications and experience you need for different jobs
- Directgov now has a comprehensive section for young people
LG jobs - tells you all you need to know about working for your local council, including over 200 career descriptions
Lincs2 - our local online prospectus with details of courses post 16 and how to apply
Next Step - information on jobs and courses for adults
The following pages on this website may also be useful:
There are a number of useful websites for higher education research along with college open evenings and events taking place in 2011/2012.