I've left a school/college/job and I'm stuck!
Okay so you're struggling to find the right thing, but there are opportunities.
Unsure what to do next?
Bored or fed up?
Need to earn some money?
Tried a course and it wasn't for you?
Had to leave your job?
Just not feeling ready?
Some of the options available are listed below.
Get help from a Young Person's Worker, Early Help Coach or Job Centre Plus.
If you're 16-18 and not in education, employment or training (NEET), you can get 1-1 help and support from a Young Person's Worker or Early Help Coach.
They will be able to help you look at options, offer advice and guidance – maybe think about things you haven’t thought of before and also support with other issues that may be getting in the way.
To find out how to get in touch with a worker in your area who can help you to make sense of all the choices, click here: 'help and support' in Suffolk.
Do you know about training providers?
There are many organisations that offer support and mini vocational programmes. To help you out, we've put together a handy list of those organisations below:
- 1st Care Training
- Activ Lives
- Apprenticeships Suffolk
- Beats learning
- Care Careers Suffolk
- Minding the Gap
- Lapwing Education
- Realise Futures
- Involve Active
- Green Light Trust
- Game Anglia
- Inspire Suffolk
- Yes Project
- Job Centre +
- Key Training
- Museum of East Anglian Life
- Noise Solutions
- One Haverhill Youth Skills
- Papworth Trust
- Princes Trust
- Qube Training
- Seckford Foundation
- Skills Connect
- The Mix
- Volunteering Matters
- Work Well Suffolk
If you’re not currently in employment, education or training, this a great way to improve your skills, have things to add onto your CV and boost your chances of getting a job.
Many of the Training Providers and organisations listed above offer programmes that include a lot of work experience too, so they may be worth considering.
Volunteers have a 27% better chance of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers. You'll also gain new skills, meet new people and gain invaluable experience.
Adult Learning Service
Discover a love of learning with a range of courses from numeracy and literacy, employability skills to community and family learning through the Adult Learning Service.
What is the Adult Learning Service?
They enable adults 19years+ to enhance their learning and employment goals!
They have hundreds of courses that you can explore delivered by our local providers.
Their courses are designed to help you gain new skills, improve your wellbeing and move towards employment.
They offer concessions on some courses, and you might be eligible to take the course for free!
If you’re new to online learning or don’t have equipment to access online courses, speak to them and they’ll see what they can do to support you to get started.
What are the benefits of the Adult Learning Service?
✓Gain a qualification
✓Learn a new skill
✓Improve your career pathway
Visit the Adult Learning Service website to learn more: LearnSuffolk.org