East Hampshire is fortunate to have a range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as Alton College and the Future Skills Centre in Bordon that offers a a wide range of specialist construction courses.
The Department for Education offers an Education Hub with information on Post-16 options.
There are now a number of different routes that young people can take, including the recent introduction of T Levels, which are technical qualifications equivalent to A Levels. A range of T Level courses are available at Alton College as well as their sister site at South Downs College.
T Levels in construction skills are also available at the Future Skills Centre.
To find out more about T Levels, go to T Levels
There are also a wide range of apprenticeships available, covering 1500 different job roles across 170 industries, including 75 Higher and Degree apprenticeships also on offer. The National Apprenticeship Service provides comprehensive information at https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
To find and apply for an apprenticeship: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
For details on Higher and Degree apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprentice…
To recruit an apprentice: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-vacancies
The Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size across Hampshire and Surrey regarding apprenticeship and skills training. They can help organisations with finding the most suitable training provider or choosing the relevant apprenticeship or skills programme for them. They also offer guidance on funding apprenticeship training, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices. More details at https://www.theapprenticeshiphub.com/meet-the-team-north-hampshire-surr…
Funding is also available from East Hampshire District Council, working in partnership with Business East Hants, to subsidise wages and contribute towards transport and training for apprentices joining businesses in the East Hampshire district. For details: http://www.easthants.gov.uk/apprenticeships
TRAINEESHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship
The National Careers Service provides comprehensive information on this and other career paths: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/careers-advice/types-of-work-exp….
EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO PARLIAMENT
The Education Centre in the Houses of Parliament offers tours of the parliamentary estate for primary and secondary pupils. Click here to book your place: UK Parliament Education Centre - Parliament UK Education
I also host a 'Taste of Parliament' two day session for sixth formers interested in politics from local schools and colleges. This normally takes place during the October half term and consists of briefings with key departments, such as the Library and Hansard, a Q&A with me, and a tour of the chambers of both the Lords and the Commons.