Information for young people
Your future, post-16 options
We have produced two booklets:
- Your Future, Your Post 16 Options booklet (PDF, 680KB, 16 pages)
- 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.
eCLIPS 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.
We are aware that people like to learn and find out more information in three main ways:
- visual (reading)
- audio (watching
- kinesthetics (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).
For independent and impartial gateway to careers information, visit Career Companion.
CV, covering letters, and attending interviews
For more information on how to apply for job vacancies and be successful at interviews, visit the National Careers Service website.
If you need face to face support with CV, covering letters and attending interviews, contact the Island Futures service.
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 years old. This could be by continuing at school, going to college, going into employment, an apprenticeship or volunteering (with part-time learning).
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 on the GOV.UK website.
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, visit 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, visit GOV.UK website.