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Young people get sorted for their future at Prospects event

31 May 2013

Seventeen young people, aged 16-19, yesterday (Thursday 30th May) attended Get Sorted, a careers event to help them decide where they would like their future to take them.

The event was organised by Prospects, the education, employment and training company, which works with Leicestershire County Council to help young people make a successful transition from full-time education to higher education, training or employment.

Young people received advice on next steps after school and college, help with applications for continuing in education, training, volunteering and work. They also attended workshops on CV writing, interview skills and what employers want. South Leicester College and Leicester College along with training providers and other organisations such as Juniper, MACE, and Volunteer Action Leicester were on hand to discuss opportunities with the young people. Prospects Personal Advisers provided personalised information, advice and guidance.

Barbara Beyst, Prospects Operational Manager, said,
“We are delighted so many young people were able to join us for Get Sorted. It has been fantastic to meet so many young people and talk to them about their options for the future. The workshops were a huge hit; well attended and described as useful by all those who attended. Having college and training providers at the event to talk to the young people face to face has been valuable too. We hope that by attending our event today young people will feel inspired and feel more confident in taking their next step. Our door is always open to young people looking for advice and support to achieve their career aspiration.”

Feedback from the young people who attended the event included “I found the course I am going to apply for”, “The event helped me with advice about my future” and “Talking to employers and advisers was most useful for me.”

Prospects is one of the largest providers of careers advice and services which are targeted at vulnerable young people. We deliver face to face careers advice in London, the Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber, on behalf of National Careers Service.

Young people in Leicestershire can receive careers advice, information and guidance from Prospects by popping into or calling one of the centres; in South Leicestershire, Prospects can be found at 51 Castle Street, Hinckley, LE10 1DA or contacted on 01455 632719 and in north Leicestershire Prospects can be found at: 7 Fennel Street, Loughborough, LE11 1UQ or contacted on 01509 214002.

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Photo Captions:

Henah Vadher, Student Recruitment Officer at Leicester College, shows John Bailey the range of courses on offer.
Personal Advisor Emily Jones gives Adam Belcher some advice on putting together a CV.

About Prospects

Prospects is a leading education, employment and training company, working nationally and internationally. We estimate we help more than one million people each year, through an extensive range of high quality services. We are one of the first and largest new employee owned mutual companies, with shares owned by managers and staff.

Our services include;

  • Careers services for adults and young people – including the National Careers Service in three regions
  • Advice and guidance for offenders in custody, in Greater London and Yorkshire and Humber The Work Programme, the government's major initiative to help long term unemployed people back to work, in the South West, London and Bristol
  • Ofsted Early Years Inspection Services in the Midlands and North of England
  • Youth Contract targeted support for young people aged 16-17 in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber
  • An extensive range of education consultancy and school improvement services
  • Academy sponsorship through Prospects Academies Trust, an independent charity supporting the development of Academies and Free Schools.
We are also widely recognised for expertise in events management, recruitment, community regeneration and educational resources. Gabbitas, one of the most trusted names in independent education, is part of the Prospects Group.

Prospects received the Consultant of the Year Award, at the Education Investor Awards in 2012 and the Assignment Report Education Company of the Year in 2011.

Media contact:


Mary Palmer
Marketing Director
020 8315 1522
07818 574036
Jayne Runacres
PR Manager
020 8315 1023
07901 922211 

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