Thinking about work

How schools can help

The clickable options below explain what your schools and colleges should be supporting you to do to get ready for employment.

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Where can you go to get more help

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Grow People

Grow People is Southampton City Council’s careers guidance section. Here you can find lots of information about who you can speak to about apprenticeships, employment support and different types of careers as well as details of jobs in the city that might interest you.

Visit Grow People.

Other useful links 

  • Apprenticeships – you can learn how to do a job that you want to do and go to college as well while earning a wage. 

Jargon buster

You can find out more about what certain terms mean in our jargon buster.

Contact the Southampton post 16 service


Referrals are currently closed

We are unable to take referrals at the moment  Instead, our drop in locations are open weekly:

  • Mondays 12pm-3pm in Central Library
  • Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm in Testlands hub, Millbrook

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