Young people will be able to access expert support from Brighter Futures for Children’s (BFfC) professional careers advisers after they receive their exam results next week.

The team at Elevate careers service will be available to provide information, advice and guidance online, in person or by phone after students find out their AS/A Level results on 10 August and GCSE results on 12 August.

Elevate, which is run by BFfC, is also holding a summer networking event later this month to help young people find a college course, apprenticeship or employment.

Young people who are concerned about their exam results have a variety of ways to chat with the careers team about their possible next steps. They can:

A summer networking event will also give young people living in Reading aged 16-19, or 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. Elevate is holding the event in partnership with New Meaning on Thursday 19 August, 11am-3pm, in Portman Road, Reading.

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

Prof Dr Kate Reynolds, Director of Education at Brighter Futures for Children, said: “Our team of experts at Elevate are ready and waiting to help Reading’s young people who are looking for advice and support after receiving their exam results.

“I am delighted that this year, they can offer face-to-face appointments in the excellent new Youth Hub in Reading town centre. There is also a great opportunity for young people to find out more about further education, apprenticeship and employment prospects at a summer networking event this month.”

Cllr Ashley Pearce, Lead Councillor for Education, said: “It has been another extraordinary year for students in our schools and once again they will be receiving their exam results without having sat any exams.

“It is essential Reading’s young people have career experts to turn to for advice and support if they are concerned about their results. I would encourage any young person in that position to contact the friendly team at Elevate to chat about their next steps.”

The Elevate page on the Brighter Futures for Children website is regularly updated with local opportunities for jobs, traineeships, apprenticeships and internships, plus further and higher education choices. Visit: