Isle of Wight Council

Island Futures

Information for Young People

Your Future, Your Post 16 Options

We have produced two booklets: Your Future, Your Post 16 Options booklet (PDF, 615KB, 16 pages) and Blue Sky Thinking - Your Guide to Higher Education on the Isle of Wight booklet  (PDF, 2.29MB, 20 pages). These booklets have been developed to provide advice on options and employability skills.

Careers Leaflets

eCLIPS is an easy-to-use information system. With details on over 500 jobs and careers, eCLIPS can meet all of your career information needs. The system also includes a wide range of leaflets on topics relating to career choice, education, training and employment as well as information on lifestyle topics such as relationships and health. To view a demo of the system,  eCLIPS can be accessed through the Island Futures service. Please phone or email us by using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.

We are aware that people like to learn and find out more information in three main ways: Visual (reading), Audio (watching, listening) and Kinesthetic (doing activities). View  three of the best: (PDF, 471KB, 1 page).

Take a look at the following careers using:

Art & Design (PDF, 526KB, 1 page)

English (PDF, 551KB, 1 page)

Food Technology (PDF, 631KB, 1 page)

Geography (PDF, 629KB, 1 page)

History (PDF, 561KB, 1 page)

Languages (PDF, 640KB, 1 page)

Maths (PDF, 560KB, 1 page)

Media (PDF, 578KB, 1 page)

Music (PDF, 625 KB, 1 page)

Religious Studies (PDF, 638KB, 1 page)

Science (PDF, 540KB, 1 page)

Sport (PDF, 628KB, 1 page)


Career Companion

For independent and impartial gateway to careers information please visit Career Companion (website).

CV, Covering Letters and Attending Interviews

For more information on how to apply for job vacancies and be successful at interviews, please visit the National Careers Service website.

If you need face to face support with CV, covering letters and attending interviews, please contact the Island Futures service by using the details in the 'Contact' tab above. 

Raised Participation Age

Since the introduction of the Government's Raised Participation Age the arrangements about leaving school have changed. All young people must remain in education or training after year 11 until they turn 18. This could be by continuing at school, going to college, going into employment / an apprenticeship or volunteering (with part time learning).

Child Benefit

For young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, Training), child benefit may stop if they are not registered with the Island Futures team. It is therefore important that all young people who are NEET register with the Island Futures team to be issued with an extended child benefit claim form. View further details of the law relating to Child Benefit provided on the GOV.UK website.

Child Employment

The Law describes how many hours young people may legally work and what type of work they are allowed to do. It also describes the requirements for businesses who wish to employ young people. For further information and guidance please GOV.UK website.

National Minimum Wage

The Law states the minimum wage that young people and adults must be paid whether in work or on an Apprenticeship. Employers must adhere to this legislation. For further details please GOV.UK website.