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Want to earn while you learn? As an apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds. If you’re keen to enter the world of work but don’t want to stop studying then an apprenticeship could be the right choice for you.

Enterprise - Prince's Trust, Youth Opportunities Fund

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them. Find out what help you can get from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

Gap year info

Taking a year out of studying to do something else can do wonders for your skills, confidence and CV. Many people take a gap year before starting college or university but you can take one at anytime.

Getting a job

Looking for a job? Help and advice is available to help you prepare your CV, how to search for jobs on-line, making sure your letter or application reflects your skills and experience and the requirements of the job and how to prepare for the all important interview. Get applying for that job now!

Want to work in the NHS? Read a ‘guide for students’ explaining about working in the NHS and getting experience as well as hints and tips for CVs, application forms and interviews.

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

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.

University and higher education

Higher education could boost your career prospects and earning potential, while giving you the chance to immerse yourself in a subject that really interests you – and get involved in lots of other activities. Find out what higher education can do for you, where to go and what to do, student life and student finance. Also find out about educational opportunities for young people abroad.

Find out about support, help and allowance if you are disabled and about to start college or university.


Ever thought about volunteering? It offers a chance to enhance your studies by carrying out research, develop new skills, gain knowledge and practical experience. Volunteering provides a great opportunity to enhance your CV and shows employers that you have used your free time constructively and are serious about work. Work experience

Work experience is an important part of preparing students for employment. It enables students to learn about the world of work in a real life working environment.

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01724 298554

Careers and Progression Team 
Hewson House
PO Box 35
Station Road
DN20 8XJ

Last updated: 16/01/2018