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For young people

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

Supporting you to make choices about your future

elevate - helping you towards a brighter future

If you’re aged 16-18 (up to 25 for SEND and care leavers) we are here to help you and provide impartial advice to support you into employment, education or training.

How we can help you:

  • Exam results support, helping you plan your next steps
  • Exploring career ideas and making choices
  • Choosing college or university options
  • Alternative training provisions
  • Support for job hunting including interview skills & CV writing
  • Apprenticeships
  • Alternatives to Higher Education

You can contact us through a number of ways:

  • Phone: 07929 178133 (usual number 0118 937 2204)
  • Email: elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
  • Use our live chat facility on this page (live between 10am – 7pm on both A level and GSCE results days and also 9am – 5pm on the following Fridays.

Here are the latest job vacancies for young people (updated Aug 2020)

Who we are:

We are all professionally qualified Career Coaches, who are fully knowledgeable with local, regional and national careers information.

  • 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

We look forward to speaking with you and supporting you!