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Staying on Scilly

Staying on Scilly

Not everyone wants to go to the mainland at the end of Year 11 to continue their studies and if this is the case there are opportunities on the islands for you.

The Government has changed the law so that from the start of the 2013/14 academic year, all young people are required to continue in education, employment or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17.  From summer 2015 this will be until their 18th birthday.

You have a choice about how you continue in education or training post-16 and if you do not wish to go to the mainland to undertake an apprenticeship or a full time course at college you could take on:

  • Full-time work or volunteering on Scilly combined with part-time education or training

Or

  • An Apprenticeship with a local employer

If you would like to undertake an apprenticeship on Scilly you may find that approaching an employer to ask if they would consider taking on an apprentice is the best way.  Click here for more information on apprenticeships or go to  www.apprenticeships.org.uk

If you would like further support with this process contact the council’s Lifelong Learning department on 01720 424880 or lifelonglearning@scilly.gov.uk

 

Not ready for an apprenticeship?

Traineeships unlock the great potential of young people and prepare them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

Traineeships are delivered by training providers and funded by the government, with employers providing the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme.

 If you would like further information or support on Traineeships go to (insert link) or contact the council’s Lifelong Learning department on 01720 424880 or lifelonglearning@scilly.gov.uk