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Moving On, Moving Up

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Young woman using a tablet and the text Moving on, Moving up

You've come to a time in your school or college life where you are thinking about your next steps and how to make the right decisions for you.

Are you in year 11?

You might be thinking about going to college, staying on in 6th form, finding an apprenticeship or traineeship, getting a job or starting your own business.

Are you in year 12/13 or college?

You might be considering going to university, doing an apprenticeship, following a course in college, considering self-employment, getting a job or thinking about taking a gap year.

We're here to help. Whatever stage you are at, we can help you explore all the options available to you. We'll help you to keep Moving On, Moving Up!

Take a look at the options available

Check out your options

Find out more on how to choose options.

Options at 16

Access information about your career options after your GCSE's. 

Options at 18

Find out the career options you have after you leave school or college.

Real life stories

Tobi's story

Advice helped Tobi move on and up with his future career plans.

Samiha's story

Advice helped Samiha on her career journey.

View the videos and explore your options

Getting a Job

Take a look at what employers look for in candidates and get ideas on how to get a job.


Find out more about apprenticeships, what's involved and how to find one.

Be your own boss

Do you have what it takes to be your own boss?

Gap year

Find out more about what's involved in a gap year and things to consider.

Explore your career ideas

Speak to an adviser about your options

It is important that you get all the information and support available to make the right choice.

If you are still unsure and would like to talk to us, contact us for more help and support.