Careers advice available to Northumberland students following 'curve ball' thrown by virus

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Exam results time is fast approaching for many students and Northumberland Careers Advice team is on hand to provide guidance.

Whether you are considering further education, apprenticeships, traineeships or joining the armed forces there are multiple options out there.

Cath McEvoy-Carr, executive director for adult and children’s services at Northumberland County Council, said: “Young people across the county may not have been able to take their exams as they had prepared for, but they will still be receiving their results in August and will be considering their options for their future. They don’t need to wait until they get their results, they can start discussing their options now with our dedicated team.”

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The service can also offer advice and guidance to those aged 16 - 18 who are currently unemployed.

Northumberland’s Careers Advice team aims to help guide students on the right path.Northumberland’s Careers Advice team aims to help guide students on the right path.
Northumberland’s Careers Advice team aims to help guide students on the right path.

Coun Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We’ve hit a curve ball this year with Covid-19, but that does not mean someone's future career path should be hindered.

“Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great starting point for anyone looking to get into work, find a trade or learn new skills, but if that isn’t for you the choice offered through colleges nowadays could also offer you the focus you need in finding your future career. I strongly urge you to get in contact with the team no matter what situation you find yourself in.”

If you are a Year 11 school leaver or 16-18 and not in education, employment or training, please get in touch on 07827 244027 or email [email protected] to find out more.

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