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What are you going to do for the next two years?

20 August 2015

If you have waited all summer for your results and they are not as expected, what can you do? Whether your results are better or worse than you anticipated, you may now be thinking about changing the plans you made for your future. If you are, a great place to get help is Prospects, the education, employment and training company, working for Leicestershire County Council. Prospects offers a range of services, giving free impartial advice and support to help you take your next step.

If you have just finished year 11, and just got your GCSE results, you have to stay in learning until you reach 18, which is another two years for most young people. But you don’t have to stay at school. The options open to you include going to college, finding an apprenticeship or work based learning or remaining at school in sixth form.

You may not know about all the different options, and if you need more advice, or you need your mum or dad to know more about your options, you can get help and impartial advice from Prospects. Prospects will help you do what is best for you, we don’t want you to stay on at school or start work based learning if that is not the right option for you. Prospects can give you information to share with your family and will help you plan your future whatever your results.

The ability to carry on and be adaptable when life doesn’t go your way is a quality that many employers, colleges and universities value in future recruits, so whatever your results, you can get help and advice, for free, with Prospects.

Sue Tombs from Prospects, said: “Young people around the country are now making decisions that will have an impact for the rest of their lives. The government requires all 16 and 17 year olds to be employed, in education or training so if you need help making a decision about where to study or train Prospects can help. In Leicestershire our experts are here to provide support and impartial advice to help you make the best decision for your future. Contact them today to see how they can help.”

If you are 16- 19 years old and would like some advice, guidance or information you can meet a Prospects adviser at our Hinckley centre (51 Castle Street, Hinckley, LE10 1DA or call 01455 632719) or our Loughborough centre (7 Fennel Street, Loughborough, LE11 1UQ or call 01509 214002). We can also see you at one of a range of community venues across the county if Loughborough or Hinckley are not convenient for you.

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Notes to Editor

About Prospects
The Prospects Group is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of education, employment and skills services in the UK and internationally. At the heart of what we do is the drive to improve the life chances, skills and aspirations of everyone we support. Each year we support more than 500,000 young people and adults. For more information please visit:

Media contact:
Alona de Havilland
PR Manager
0779 080 3882
01823 362804 

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