At Merefield School we have a careers programme in place that ensures that you are well equipped for the future and have the information you need to make realistic and informed decisions about further education, training and employment.
When a young person leaves school at 16 - 19 years, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them depending on their ability, independence and support needs:
Further education at a college or training provider to follow a study programme, including Independent Specialist Colleges (ISCs).
Apprenticeship- An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training and study, letting you ‘earn while you learn’. Apprenticeships are available across a range of areas. Further information can be found here.
Traineeship- Usually a 6 month programme made up of extended work experience working towards qualifications. A traineeship will normally lead to an apprenticeship or work. Further information.
Supported Internship- Supported Internships are a study programme for learners with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Learners will have a work placement and complete relevant qualifications alongside their placement. Watch this Video.
Employability Programme—Mencap offer employability programmes —find out more here
Social Care options - community based day activities - this could include day centres, part-time college, social firms, community leisure or sport/fitness activities and supported living/specialist residential care for those who are eligible for services. More information
Full range of post 16 options here on the Sefton local offer website HERE
Help & Support with your CV, Interview Skills and finding a Job— Click here
The school Careers Advisor offers impartial advice and guidance working with students from Year 8 through to Year 14. To contact or book an appointment contact Mrs Hall.
You can also contact a qualified Careers Advisor via text / phone or webchat to discuss careers, courses and finding a job—https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk