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  • WHAT NEXT?
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  • PLANNING YOUR FUTURE
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  • CONTEXT Recession Public spending cuts and fewer job opportunities Higher Education (HE) changes Higher tuition fees - bigger student debt Half of UK universities think it has become more difficult to convince young people of the benefits of HE
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  • CONTEXT Government keen to encourage apprenticeships and internships Increasing Level 3 and 4 apprenticeship opportunities Apprenticeship vacancies not keeping pace with demand Increased opportunities for higher skilled work, fewer opportunities for unskilled work
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  • CONTEXT Employers and universities want people to have employability skills and relevant experience Government wants to see Work Experience in Post 16 Record levels of youth unemployment (16-24 year-olds)
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  • THE UNIVERSITY PROBLEM
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  • CHOICES AT 18 Employment with training Course at college or in the Post 16 Centre Apprenticeship Internship Self-employment Gap Year University (UK or other)
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  • IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES ( OF GETTING WHAT YOU WANT ) Get good results Develop (and provide evidence of) a wide range of relevant skills Get relevant work experience Do effective research into progression routes Make use of the help available Make a (detailed, realistic and coherent) plan Have a PLAN B
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  • INFORMATION ONLINE www.kingswoodpartnership.org.uk
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  • INFORMATION ONLINE
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  • THINGS TO DO Research into future possibilities Organise relevant work experience Write a personal statement Update your CV (or start a new one) Ask for help (if you need to)
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  • WHAT NEXT? Get a copy of the WHAT NEXT? booklet from your teacher Complete the qualities, skills and interests self-assessments Think about what you would really like to do and aim high Get organised!
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  • BE AMBITIOUS!