Post-16 Participation Team:
Bristol City Council, through the Post 16 Participation Team, are required to promote, encourage and track young people between the ages of 16 – 19 to participate in education, employment or training. This is with the aim of reducing the number of young people who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). Our service is also accessible up to age 25 for those with learning difficulties and who are Care leavers.
We also provide support to young people in signposting them to opportunities or specialist Targeted Youth Support services. This can include support applying for jobs, apprenticeships and college courses, doing all that we can to help young people achieve positive outcome (specifically young people who are 16-19).
Through the Bristol WORKS programme, we provide bespoke careers support and activity, with schools and learning providers, to support and inspire young people across the city.
The schools currently accessing Bristol WORKS are: Orchard School, Ashton Park, City Academy, Merchants Academy, Oasis Brightstowe, Bridge Learning Campus, Knowle DGE, Bristol Hospital Education Service, Bedminster Down, Oasis Academy John Williams, Kingsweston, New Fosseway, CLF SEND departments (across CLF schools) and Blaise High School.
As part of our Pre 16 Offer, we work with targeted schools and learning providers across Bristol to deliver meaningful experiences of work for young people most in need across the city. This includes offering and developing work experience placements, workshops, mentoring and programmes to inspire and prepare young people for the working world, showcasing the range of employment and career opportunities available.
We can help young people, through Targeted Youth Support (TYS), to:
• Recognise their skills and abilities
• Discuss and plan their short and long-term career options
• Look and apply for jobs and apprenticeships
• Help with CVs and applications
• Find an education or training course
• Find the right opportunity for them
Following our support, we will keep in touch to make sure they are progressing well in their new course, training or employment.
To speak to a member of the Young Careers and Pathways Team you can join us on Zoom from 11am – 2pm on Blue Monday. Alternatively, you can contact us via the links below.
For specific questions about Bristol WORKS and Pre-16 support, please email WORKS@bristol.gov.uk or call 07467335765