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.

Upcoming events and programmes

Summer careers event

Elevate will be hosting a summer careers event on 18 August, in partnership with New Meaning, to give young people in Reading a chance to meet directly with employers and education providers. See the flyer for details.

Email elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or call

0118 937 3766 to book your place.

See you there!

The Pathway

Elevate are funding The Pathway to deliver a summer engagement programme for young people in Reading aged 16-17 years old, aimed mainly at those who are not currently, or have not been, engaged in education or training for a while.

The Pathway will be offering opportunities to access different activities over the summer in a safe environment. For more details, see the flyer (click on the image to open). Contact the Elevate team to apply.

The latest jobs vacancies for young people

The latest apprenticeship and job opportunities

This month there’s more great opportunities including apprenticeships. If you want to find out more about these 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, email them at elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org, or use LiveChat on this page.

Our team

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 (Leaving Care Lead)

Nicky Ross

Performance Analyst

You can contact us a number of ways

Call: 07929 178133 or 0118 937 3766

Email: elevate@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Live Chat: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

We look forward to speaking with you!

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