Work experience placements are available in several local businesses and within the Council, offering visits, taster sessions and work placement opportunities.
The Pathway Team wants to make sure every young person leaving care has the support they need to achieve their goals in life.
“Aspire to more “
If you are unsure what you want to do the Education, Training and Employment Officer (ETE Officer) can help you look at your options.
Ask about taster and work experience opportunities.
Your Pathway Worker or the ETE Officer can help you job search. Make sure you have a good CV and are prepared for interviews.
Voluntary work is good experience and good for your CV.
Make sure you attend college, training or your job, not just to learn, but so you receive your bursary or wage!
Courses vary at each university so do your research make sure it’s the right course for you.
Check out the university and visit the city to make sure you will feel OK living there.
Most universities have care leaver bursaries that you do not have to pay back so always apply for these!
Going to university can be scary, especially if you move out of area, so remember you are still entitled to pathway support. Speak to your pathway worker or the ETE officer if you have any worries, concerns or issues about university.
Remember study hard and enjoy your time at uni!!!!
Don’t be afraid to use the support available for care leavers at uni, ask the ETE officer about it.
On the university page. there's lots more information about the support available to young people in care and care leavers if you're thinking about going to university.
Higher education and university for asylum seekers: You may be able to study at university if you are an asylum seeking young person, however your immigration status may affect your eligibility for support from student finance. As we are not in control of these rules, the pathway ETE officer will advise you of your individual circumstances. If we do agree to provide you with support, this will be recorded in your pathway plan. Qualifying young people are entitled to an assessment of their needs to establish whether they require advice and assistance to maximise their right to national grants, bursaries and student loans. Where, following assessment, support is identified as required over a period of time, a plan will be completed to outline the support to be provided. Qualifying young people will not as a right be entitled to higher education financial support such as the student bursary or accommodation fees.