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For young people

Brighter Futures for Children provides a range of support and guidance for young people.

Introducing the Post 16 Elevate NEET Team: Supporting NEET Young People in Reading into Education, Employment and Trainingelevate - helping you towards a brighter future

Our aim is to help NEET (or Risk of NEET) young people aged 16-18 (up to 25 for SEND and Care Leavers) to make informed career choices about their future. Our role is to provide impartial advice and guidance supporting young people back into Employment, Education and Training.

Latest job vacancies for young people (updated 1 June 2020)

Who we are:

Clare Martin – Post 16 NEET Team Manager

Claire Thomas – Careers Coach (Reading College Lead)

Diane Teagle – Careers Coach (SEND Lead)

George Franklin – Careers Coach (YOS Lead)

Romana Taylor- Careers Coach (LAC/Leaving Care Lead)

Nicola Panel – Performance Analyst

How we can help:

· Exploring career ideas and making choices

· Choosing options at 16 and 18

· Alternative Training Provisions

· Support for Job Hunting including interview skills & CV writing

· Apprenticeships

· Further education options

· Higher education

· Alternatives to Higher Education

We are based at Reading Central library on the 3rd Floor. We are professionally qualified Career Coaches, who are fully knowledgeable with safeguarding procedures, data protection regulations, local, regional and national labour market information. We are available at the central library: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10am -4pm.

We aim to be flexible in our delivery, if you would like us to come to you to meet with young people, please call Clare Martin, Post 16 NEET Team Manager on 07929178133 to discuss your needs.

To book an appointment/refer into the service

Telephone: 07929178133 (Usual number: 0118 937 2204)

Email: elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Drop in service available Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays at Reading Central Library on the 3rd Floor