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MK Mayor’s Award

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Mayor Sam Crooks, has launched the first MK Mayor’s Award for children and young people.  The award is to showcase and highlight the positive work happening across schools in MK on the issue of democracy and citizenship. Anyone aged 5-18 can apply to tell the Mayor what projects they are doing in school for their chance to win the award.  The deadline for applications is the 23 April 2020.

Please read the information pack (PDF, 732KB) and if you want to contact someone about the award you can email them at

Youth, Advice and Guidance

Youth Advice and Guidance is a free and confidential service for young people in Milton Keynes aged 16-19 (Up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities) who are not in employment, education or training. Our skilled and experienced Personal Advisers are here to help you make decisions and take action. Through our Community based work, we offer: 

Youth Tree
  • A drop in service - no booking needed. 
  • Professional advice on job search - where to look, how to apply and practical support with applications. 
  • Information and advice on applying for apprenticeships.
  • Use of our IT facilities for independent job search including free internet access. 
  • A matching service for jobs. 

We can also support you with advice on other issues that might be holding you back from your plans – housing, money management, health, relationships – and depending on the level of support you need, a Personal Adviser could refer you to a specialist agency. 


What's Next? Life after GCSEs

Once you've had your results, you may be wondering what options there are for you, download our What's Next guide (PDF, 314KB) or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for ideas and information!

Further and Higher Education:

Email Youth:MK or call us on 01908 254410 for more information or if ou're looking for any advice.

Latest jobs opportunities for young people:

Here is a selection of Part Time and Full Time Employment Opportunities that are available in Milton Keynes at the moment

To find out more and to see other available vacancies please call us on 01908 254410 or pop in to the Flexible Learning Centre at the MK Central Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1–4pm.

Education & Training

We offer education and support to anyone 16 and over, particularly those who are not in employment, education or training already. Whether you want to build your confidence or learn a new skill. Download our Youth Programme (PDF, 157KB) for more information or contact the team by email or on 01908 556714. If you are over 19 you can also join our main CLMK brochure courses, the full list of these is on our course finder.

Re-engagement courses

Specialise in re-engagement courses for 16-25 year olds with special educational needs, to give them the skills to get back into work, education or training.

Youth Work

Our Youth Workers work across Milton Keynes developing and facilitating the delivery of youth work and positive activities to specific groups of young people who require specialist support to move forward. Some of the activities we offer are:

  • Arts Award
  • Asylum Seekers
  • CIC Youth Club
  • CIC +
  • College drop ins
  • Cookery/Sport/Babysitting Programmes
  • Detached working
  • Holiday programmes
  • Reparation
  • SEND groups
  • ANiMO programme – delivered in schools 
  • Tailored individual support


Ways for young people to get involved and have their voices heard:

All in 1 Bus card

The All in 1 MK card is available to ALL under 19s permanently resident in Milton Keynes, even those no longer in full or part time education. Contact the team on 01908 252558 for more information or visit the All-in-1 webpage.