Post 16 Options | Routes into Work

If you are under 18 years old, it is compulsory that you remain in either full-time employment, training, or further education after you complete your GCSE’s.

After finishing Year 11, you may decide that going into full-time further education is not for you, there are other options available regardless of whether you have SEN or EHC plan. If you are given the right support and opportunities, it is highly likely that you will be able to move into employment after completing your education.

Choosing to go into employment is exciting and will allow you to earn your own wage, meet new colleagues and friends, learn new skills, and gain confidence in a working environment. It is really important to have conversations with your parents, carers, teachers, and tutors about what you might like to do so they can support you and help you prepare.

There are a few routes into work, they are:

  • An Apprenticeship
  • A Traineeship
  • An Internship
  • A Supported Internship
  • A School Leaver Programme
  • Or by applying for a job

You will need to have an up-to-date CV and cover letter, but there are plenty of organisations that can help you write these.  There are also schemes that can help you whilst applying for jobs and attending interviews.