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Youth Education and Careers Service

Struggling to decide what you want to do?

Know what you want to do, but not sure how to get there?

Get in touch with us! We are here to help you reach your career goals.

On these pages you will find information about the Youth Education and Careers Service.

You can also contact your School or local College for further information and support.

The Youth Education and Careers Service

The Youth Education and Careers Service Team offer help and support for young people with their future plans.

We work with other support services within Rutland County Council and can direct you to the right people to get the help you need.

The Youth Education and Careers Service offers:

  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Searching for a job
  • Writing a CV
  • Interview techniques
  • Courses and training options
  • A vacancy information service for young people and employers

Who can use our service:

We can help you if you live in Rutland and one of these statements applies to you:

  • I’m aged 16-18 and not in education, employment or training
  • I get support in school or college from the Youth Education and Careers Service
  • I have a current education, health and care plan (EHCP)
  • I need help after my GCSE results

Please check with the Youth Education and Careers Service team or with your school or college if you are unsure about any of the above.

Download our Careers Leaflet

Who to contact

Contact Helen or Sandra on 01572 758 301 or email us.

Apprenticeships and Employment

If you’re looking for an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment opportunities, the Youth Education and Careers team can help.

We list local apprenticeship vacancies on our vacancy bulletin.

If you want to check out/apply for these vacancies or find those further afield, you can register and apply on the national find apprenticeships website.

If you would like to chat to someone, contact Sandra or Helen on 01572 758 301 or email.

If you aren’t eligible for support from the Youth Education and Careers team, help is still available from the National Careers Service.  

You can contact the National Careers Service Advisers for free:

  • 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday
  • 10am - 5pm Saturday

Employers

You can advertise any vacancies on our website - free of charge!

Contact Helen Ward or Sandra Colton on 01572 758 301 or email to find out more.

Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service (RALSS)

Apprenticeship training and employment are offered through Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service (RALSS) training in Oakham.

RALSS currently offers apprenticeships and professional training in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Early Years Educator
  • Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Accounting (AAT)

Contact RALSS for more information.

Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

What is RPA?

It is proven that young people who stay in learning for longer have more opportunities and financial successes in life, than those who don’t remain in learning

You are legally required to stay in some form of education, training or learning opportunity until at least your 18th birthday. 

We want to make sure that you all achieve your full potential and we’reexcited about helping you prepare for working life.

What Are My Choices?

You can choose one of these options:

  • Stay at school
  • Go to college
  • Find an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Work fulltime (20 hours a week or more) and work part-time towards a recognised qualification

Where can I find out more?

  • Ask at school
  • Talk to your parents
  • Any questions?  Contact Helen/Sandra on 01572 758 301

You find more information on the government’s RPA webpage

Schools and Colleges

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