Are you 16?

Not sure what to do once you leave school this year?

Did you have a plan for when you left school? Feel like the pandemic derailed it?

We know the pandemic has disrupted education, but we want you to know there are still so many opportunities waiting for you at the end of year 11 – whether you want to go on to sixth form, training, college or employment.

Take a look at this video to find out more about the many options that you have in Wrexham:

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Donna Dickenson, Head of Prevention and Support, said: “At the beginning of the pandemic, we were very concerned that the young people of Wrexham would be increasingly worried about their futures because of everything they were experiencing, especially with the disruption to their education.  We wanted them to know that despite everything, there are still lots of opportunities at the end of Year 11 whether that be sixth form, college, training or employment.”

Beverley Parry-Jones, Lead Member for People – Youth Service and Anti-Poverty, said: “In Wrexham we are very fortunate to have a range of organisations who can support young people with their next steps. This video is a reminder of who and what is available.  There is also one phone number and email address which will make it much easier for a young person to find out how they can access advice and support. Wrexham has so much to offer young people so we invite young people to get in touch if at any point they feel they need some help with planning their next steps.”

If you want to get in touch with people who can point you in the right direction, call 01978 295515 or email getgoing@wrexham.gov.uk.

If you’re looking for a new career and want to help people in your community, a job in social care could be the right move.

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