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Pathways into employment

Most children and young people will cope well with transition through each phase of their educational journey and will move successfully into paid employment as they reach adulthood. For some young people, the journey is more difficult as they may face barriers which disrupt their learning and attendance in education. They may require additional help and support in order to enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.

There is also help and support available for adults who may be looking to change careers, get back into work, or looking for new opportunities through volunteering.

On these pages, you will find a range of resources, advice and information to help you, or the young person you are supporting, to identify where you/they are in their journey through education and training and into employment. The Stepping Stones to Employment model breaks the journey to employment down into five key stages and you will find out more about this on this site, helping to identify where you are in your journey and to plot your personal route through to employment.

All young people are required to remain in education or training until they are 18. The raising the participation age for young people post 16 booklet explains this to you. 

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