Careers pathways 14-25 year olds

Wakefield’s skills and careers event for young people: Choices @ 16 +

Tuesday 25 September, 10am – 6.30pm

Choices @ 16 +’ is Wakefield’s annual skills and careers event for young people, providing information and inspiration on jobs, careers, further and higher education.

This year’s event will be held at Pontefract Racecourse, and is being organised in partnership between Wakefield Council, WDH, Go Higher and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

The event includes opportunities to…

  • Speak to sixth forms, colleges and universities
  • Meet local employers
  • Try your hand at interactive activities such as trades and skills
  • Get advice and guidance on your career opportunities

The event is open to schools and colleges between 10am to 3.30pm, with students and young people also able to attend on their own or with family from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

Education or training up to 18

Did you know it is now a legal requirement you stay in some form of education or training until your 18th birthday?

There are lots of options available once you leave year 11, including staying on at college or sixth form, enrolling onto an apprenticeship or traineeship, or studying part time alongside employment or volunteering.

If you aren’t sure what to do and would like to speak to an adviser, please contact Wakefield Connexions Service.

Explore, compare and apply to hundreds of full time, part time, apprenticeship and traineeship courses in Wakefield and beyond at UCAS Progress.

Find out if you are entitled to any financial support such as Free School Meals, 16-19 Bursary or Care to Learn.

The Local Offer in Wakefield is for children and young adults with Special Educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families.

Check out the latest Wakefield apprenticeship vacancies or employment opportunities at Job Centre Plus

Got your results? Thought about an apprenticeship?


To help you make the right choices, we suggest the following the external links on the right of this page.