Young people in a school corridor

Career choices

Making career choices

If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday - Raising the Participation Age. This means if you leave full-time learning, you must take a job with training or an apprenticeship

The Progress Team can give you advice on employment, education or training. Phone 0207 527 7031 or email

The Islington Progress Pledge

Developed with the help of young people, the Progress Pledge sets out the support you can expect from the Progress Team, to help you find employment, education or training:

  • Careers guidance with our qualified advisers
  • Job coaching
  • Mock interviews
  • Support in English and maths up to Level 2
  • One-to-one support into education, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or employment
  • Up to 100 hours of work experience or volunteering
  • Help to access other support services

The National Careers Service can also provide advice and guidance on jobs and careers.

There's more infomation in the links below on making career choices at 13-14, 16 and 18.

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