Supporting you to make choices about your future

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

How we can help

Exam result support

Helping you plan your next steps.

Exploring career ideas

Helping you make choices.

Choosing higher education

Your college, university and other higher education options.

Alternative training provisions

Find out what training is available.

Support for job hunting

Including interview skills and CV writing.

Apprenticeships and jobs

See our jobs board below.

The latest jobs vacancies for young people

The latest apprenticeship and job opportunities

Check the November-December jobs board for the latest opportunities in Reading, including apprenticeships. If you want to find out more about current roles or other local opportunities email elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or phone 0118 937 3766.

The latest post-16 SEND opportunities

We can support you in your next steps.

We offer advice on further education, supported employment programme, supported internships, ACHIEVE SEND programme and careers, plus general jobs advice.

If you want to find out more, email: elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or phone 0118 937 3766.

There is also a lot of help and support on the Reading SEND Local Offer employment page here.

Career information and advice sessions

The Elevate team will be at the Youth Hub at the Curious Lounge every Friday afternoon, offering advice on careers, education and more. You will need to make an appointment so drop them a line on 0118 937 3766 or email them at elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org.

Our team

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

Claire Thomas

Careers Coach (Reading College Lead)

Romana Taylor

Interim Team Manager and leaving care lead

Diane Teagle

Careers Coach (SEND Lead)

George Franklin

Careers Coach (YOS Lead)

Nicky Ross

Performance Analyst

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Luis Parker

Business and Administration Apprentice

Contact us

Call: 07966 367499 or 0118 937 3766

Email: elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

We look forward to speaking with you!

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