Grow your future apprenticeship event
Grow your future is on Thursday 2 March 2017, 4.00pm to 7.00pm at the Shay Stadium .
This provides a fantastic opportunity to meet employers, providers and young people already working as apprentices. There is no need to book, just drop in. For more information see Grow your future .
We want young people in Calderdale to have the right information, guidance and support to help them make the best Post 16 Choice for them.
C&K Careers should be every young person’s first point of call when they are exploring their Post 16 options, and each school within Calderdale has a C&K Careers member of staff attend there each week.
For more information, visit: C & K Careers ,or phone the Learning Line on: 0800 5979 979.
What's available in Calderdale?
There is a lot of Post 16 provision within Calderdale itself which includes 12 schools with 6th forms, Colleges and apprenticeship providers:
Schools with 6th forms
- The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
Advice for employers
Currently there are no new legal duties placed upon employers with regards to the RPA and employing young people. For further information see: Employing 16-18 year olds .
Financial assistance for post 16 education and free meals
Free school meals are available if your parents or carers receive certain benefits. If you are aged 16-18, still at school and receive Income Support or income based Jobseeker's Allowance, you can get free school meals. For more information on the benefits that apply and the application form see: Free school meals .
From September 2014 students who attend College may be entitled to free meals depending on their or their parents/carers circumstances. You must be aged between 16 and 18 and cannot be on an apprenticeship course. Please contact the College you are attending and ask to speak to their student support for further information.
For information on other financial assistance available, see: Financial assistance for post-16 education.
Grow your future
The Grow Your Future event on 2nd March was well attended by young people, parents and adults interested in apprenticeships. Thanks to all the employers and apprenticeship providers who attended and shared really useful information.
Get organised event 2016
If you or your son/daughter are in year 11 and you were unable to attend our Get Organised Event you can contact your school's Calderdale and Kirklees Careers advisor who will give you a 'Get Organised Booklet', which is issued to every Calderdale year 11 student.
The event was very successful with over 780 people attending. There were stands from Calderdale’s colleges and school sixth forms, universities, apprenticeship providers and colleges from neighbouring areas. The feedback from the event was excellent, with 98% of the young people who gave feedback stating that they had found the information they were looking for, and 99% rating the event either good or excellent. Details of the full feedback given is in this PDF:
During the event, there were four talks on universities, colleges, apprenticeships and local market information. These were repeated several times during the event. Some of the presentations given are:
- Apprenticeships: Opening doors to a better future [PDF 293KB]
- Universities: Huddersfield university - an introduction to higher education [PDF 1013KB]