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Our resources section contains a collection of links to online sources, downloadable documents and info sheets that will help you find out more about youth employment and skills.

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Which way should you go to the world of work?
Which way should you go to the world of work?

Prospect Training Services are here to advise on the best pathway for your career development and aspirations, as well as provide impartial advice and guidance on the best way forward for you.

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Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation
Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation

Gloucestershire County Council has announced the latest round of grants from the YES  Innovation Fund.  Applications are invited from organisations working with young people  furthest from the labour market to help them gain employability skills that will increase their chances of employment or starting their own business. The Fund is intended to help new projects test ideas and is not available to provide on-going support to pre-existing projects. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 7th October 2015. 

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Fair Train’s Work Experience Youth Guide
Fair Train’s Work Experience Youth Guide

Youth Guide produced specifically to support young people who are considering work experience and want to ensure that they get a high quality experience.

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Grow Skills Booklet 15
Grow Skills Booklet 15

What’s Next? is for you if you are in year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in Gloucestershire. The information in this booklet will help you make decisions about your options at 14 and 16, and to plan ahead for your learning and career choices after you are 18.

We’ve included information about all the options that are open to you at each stage – so you have the real facts about all the choices. We’ve added website links so that you can explore further. 

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Key Academic Dates
Key Academic Dates

This calendar shows you key dates to look out for over the year!  

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Skills for Stroud Work Experience Charter
Skills for Stroud Work Experience Charter

Stroud District Council have launched a new initiative, called the Skills for Stroud Work Experience Charter, to ensure that schools and local employers provide valuable work experience programmes for pupils. It's aim is to ensure that work experience in the district is of a high standard and that those businesses and organisations offering it are recognised. 

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Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance

Guidance for parents to help support your son/daughter find their right career/job.

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Sky Academy
Sky Academy

This website uses TV, creativity and sport to help young people secure a successful career. 

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Barclays’ Life Skills
Barclays’ Life Skills

Information for young people, teachers and parents to help you secure a job/career.

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DfE Careers Guidance – Statutory Guidance for Schools
DfE Careers Guidance – Statutory Guidance for Schools

Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff.

This document outlines why schools (and local authorities that maintain pupil referral units) must secure independent careers guidance for young people, what they must do to comply with their legal responsibilities in this area and the role of the governing body and head teacher in shaping the guidance and support offered by the school.

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