Young people in Reading will be able to access expert advice and guidance from professional careers advisors at Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) after receiving their exam results this month.

The team at Elevate careers service, run by BFfC, will be available to talk to students online, by phone, email or in person if they are disappointed with their results or need some support.

Young people who sat their exams this summer are due to receive their A/AS Level results on 18 August and GCSE results on 25 August. T-Level results will also be available on 18 August and some vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) will also be released on 18 and 25 August.

Young people who are concerned about their exam results and want some guidance about their possible next steps have a variety of ways of getting in touch with advisors at Elevate.

Elevate is also running a summer careers event to give young people living in Reading aged 16-19 (up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and /or disabilities) a chance to talk to local providers about college courses, training and employment opportunities.

The event is being held in partnership with New Meaning Berkshire on Thursday 18 August, 11am-3pm, in Portman Road, Reading.

Places can be booked in advance by calling Elevate on 0118 937 3766 or by email at:

Brian Grady, Interim Director of Children’s Services and Director of Education at Brighter Futures for Children, said: “I would like to send best wishes to all the young people in Reading who will be receiving their exam results this month.

“They can be assured that our professional careers advisors at Elevate will be on hand to give them expert guidance and advice should they need it.

“The friendly team are available to talk online, by phone, email or in-person, so I would urge any young person who has any concerns or questions to get in touch.”

Cllr Ruth McEwan, Lead Councillor for Education and Public Health, said: “This can be an anxious time for young people awaiting their exam results and I wish them all good luck.

“There are so many different options available to young people that there will always be positive ways of moving forward even if they don’t get the results they hoped for.

“I would strongly encourage them to contact the team at Elevate if they need advice on what steps to take next.”

The Elevate page in the Young People’s Zone of the BFfC website is regularly updated with local job, traineeship, apprenticeship and internship opportunities, plus further and higher education choices. Visit: