WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS...
STUDY?
WORK?
COMBINATION?
APPRENTICESHIP?
TRAINEESHIP?

OPTIONS

There are plenty of options open to school leavers, whether that’s continuing your study, looking for a job, or a combination of both. But which door will open up the right possibilities to you?

You can take the National Career Service’s Discover Your Skills & Career (DYSAC) quiz to find out what jobs might suit your skills – click here to try it!

Here we take look at some of the options that are available to you. You can always call in and see us to discuss your options, or call our helpline on 0300 666 3 666 or drop us an email careersworcs@worcestershire.gov.uk

WORK & STUDY
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Apprenticeships
Work alongside experienced staff to learn while you earn a wage.

Age: 16 and over
Cost: free
Leads to: higher education, another apprenticeship or another job
Might be for you if: you want to have a real job while you gain a qualification


T Levels
Get a mix of learning in the classroom and on the job.

Age: 16 to 19
Cost: free
Leads to: higher education, an apprenticeship or getting a job
Might be for you if: you’d like to know what a career is like while you continue your studies


Traineeships
Develop new skills in the workplace and in the classroom.

Age: 16 to 24
Cost: free
Leads to: an apprenticeship, getting a job or further study
Might be for you if: you want to do an apprenticeship but do not feel ready yet


Vocational Technical Qualifications (VTQs)
Gain skills and experience in a specific job or sector, such as childcare or engineering.

Age: 16 and over
Cost: free
Leads to: further study, volunteering or getting a job
Might be for you if: you’d really like to work in a particular job or industry

STUDY
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Higher technical qualifications (HTQs)
Learn technical skills in the classroom. 

Age: 18 and over
Cost: tuition fees vary depending on the course
Leads to: further study or getting a job
Might be for you if: you’d prefer a more practical and technical course rather than a degree


A levels
Study several subjects you enjoy at school, college or sixth form.

Age: 16 and over
Cost: free
Leads to: an apprenticeship, higher education or getting a job
Might be for you if: you prefer learning in the classroom


Higher Education
Choose a subject to study at a university, college or specialist school.

Age: 16 and over
Cost: tuition fees vary depending on the course
Leads to: further study, graduate schemes or getting a job
Might be for you if: you really enjoy a subject or you want to get a job that needs a degree, such as a doctor or a vet

WORK
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Supported internships (if you have an ECHP)
Spend time in the workplace while you follow a study plan designed especially for you.

Age: 16 to 24
Cost: free
Leads to: a paid job
Might be for you if: you’d like support and training to get a paid job


School leaver schemes
Join a company’s school leaver scheme to train in a certain job.

Age: 18 and over
Cost: free
Leads to:
 a permanent job or further study
Might be for you if: you want to get a paid job straight after A levels

Fill in the Contact Form below or...

Phone:

0330 666 3 666

Email:

careersadmin@worcestershire.gov.uk

Address:

The Hive, Sawmill Close, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

Based on Level 1 of The Hive (turn left from the entrance)

HEART of WORCESTESHIRE COLLEGE, PEAKMAN ST., REDDITCH B98 8DW

Based on the ground floor of HoW Redditch (use the Archer Restaurant entrance - look left before the main entrance)

CONTACT US

Get in touch with us to find out more about how we can support 16-24 year olds, or to book an appointment to speak to our Career Advisors.

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