Jobs, training and further education

The world of employment and thinking about your future career can be daunting, but fear not, there is lots of really useful support out there for young people. 

If you are looking for employment, training or further education, you have already made a good start just by being online, as this is where most jobs you look for will be advertised.


Finding the right job for you

For help with everything from how to job search to writing your CV, how to prep for interviews to work experience and everything in-between, visit the Career Connect website and check out their dedicated section for young people. 


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

In your school, whatever your age, you can talk to an Independent Adviser and a School Careers Teacher to talk about your options, including apprenticeships, traineeships and further education. You can also go online for extra resources, advice and support to while you think about your future.

If you are 16 – 18 years old and not accessing education or training you can get information, advice and guidance on a number of opportunities to progress your education or career plans from Connexions- Sefton Council’s careers information, advice and guidance service.

You will also find support from Sefton at Work, who prepare you for a life in the workplace with a range of courses, including CV building and work experience. For more information, visit the Sefton at Work website 

If you are in learning but unsure you are choosing the right option for you, talk to your tutors and student services first but if you need additional help please contact Connexions.

Bootle Office- 0151 944 6100

Southport Office – 01704 504 500


Further education

If you are thinking about further education when you reach 16 years of age, there are a number of colleges in Sefton and across Merseyside. These include:

Hugh Baird College (Bootle)

Southport College

KGV College (Southport)

South Sefton 6th Form College (Litherland)


Useful websites

Check out the Government’s Job search webpages for a comprehensive list of jobs and opportunities, which you can set to within a specified distance from your postcode. Visit the 

The Prince's Trust offer useful courses to equip you for the world of work or going into business for yourself. Visit the Prince's Trust website for more information. 

The Mix is billed as the UK’s leading support service for young people age 25 years and under. They will help you tackle any challenge you’re facing, including that job search! For more information, visit The Mix website 

Last Updated on Friday, June 24, 2022

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