Employment and Training

Employment and Training

This page contains advice about jobs and careers:

Careers Sparks

Young people not in education, employment or training, and young people with a special educational need can be supported by our Career Sparks Team.

They offer:

  • Impartial careers advice and guidance
  • CV writing support
  • Help with applications to employment, education and training
  • Interview techniques

Education

A Career Sparks worker may suggest that you complete a short course to support you on your way to employment, education and training. This might include:

Prince's Trust

  • Open to 16-25 year olds if unemployed or not in education
  • Gain a qualification
  • Develop your skills and meet new people
  • Support into employment, training or further education
  • Free bus travel provided which doesn’t affect Welfare Benefits
  • Boost confidence and employability
  • Offers a range of experiences

 Visit the Prince's Trust website for more information.

Christian Foundation

  • Learning opportunities within social enterprises
  • For young people aged 15-25 years old
  • Vocational and employability skills
  • Develop Maths and English
  • Gain qualifications, experience and confidence

Visit the Christian Foundation website for more information.

MK College

  • Full time and part-time courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher education opportunities

Visit the MK College website for more information.

 Join the MK Community Learning Facebook page to check out all opportunities.

 

Apprenticeships

  • A way of earning and learning at 16 or older providing you are not in full time education and you are living in England.
  • There are many opportunities available as an apprentice
  • Can take up to 5 years depending on the level you study at
  • The levels range from 1-7 from GCSE to Master's degree 
  • You will be paid minimum wage, more 

You can find more information about apprenticeships from the Government website 'Find an Apprenticeship'. You will be asked to create an account so you can:

  • apply for apprenticeships
  • get email and text alerts about new apprenticeships and your applications
  • track your applications

Finding a Job

  • A good place to start is by looking at Milton Keynes Job Centre Plus. 
  • You can also find more job opportunities for young people on Career Sparks
  • Ask your Social Worker or PA to book you a meeting with a Careers Advisor

Getting around 

Visit the Transport Hub for information about bus timetables and planning your journey.