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28 Aug 2015

Help and advice for students taking their next steps after school

Young people who are still considering their future options after completing their GCSEs are invited to attend the Leeds Next Steps event where a host of education and training providers will be on hand.

The #Leeds Next Steps clearing event is for young people aged 16-19 and is being held on Thursday 3rd September 11am - 6pm at Leeds Civic Hall Banqueting Suite.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leeds City Council is getting together with local post-16 providers to help young people find out about what opportunities are available to them. There will be information post-16 learning opportunities, including apprenticeships and traineeships, which are still available across the city to start now for the 2015/16 academic year.

Young people who attend the event can talk directly to different providers, get advice about individual courses, apprenticeships and traineeships, and find something to suit them. They will be able to enrol on courses and apply for apprenticeships right there and then.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for employment, enterprise and opportunity said:

“We are really looking forward to our special post 16 clearing event at Leeds Civic Hall on September 3, which will offer young people aged 16-19 the chance to find out more and also apply for a wide-range of learning, training and apprenticeship opportunities.

“The turn out to our recent apprenticeship fair at Leeds Town Hall was the best ever, and this is another great opportunity for young people finishing school to see what options and potential career paths are open to them.”

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for children and families said:

“Choosing which path to take after you’ve finished your GCSEs is such an important decision so it is really important young people have access to plenty of advice and information about what options are available to them.

“Whether they are considering an academic path or a more hands-on route into employment such as an apprenticeship, there will be something to suit all abilities and ambitions at Leeds Next Steps.”

The following organisations are attending the Leeds Next Steps event:

  • 3aaa
  • Aspire-igen
  • Babington Group
  • Brigshaw Sixth Form
  • City Training Services
  • Dimensions Training Solutions
  • Elliot Hudson College
  • Estio
  • Garforth Academy
  • GP Strategies Ltd
  • Groundwork
  • HCUK Training
  • Interserve Learning & Employment
  • JT Development Solutions Ltd
  • Kaplan
  • Keepmoat
  • Key Training
  • Learning Innovation Training Team Ltd
  • Leeds Apprenticeship Hub
  • Leeds City College
  • Leeds College of Building
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Leeds United
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Nacro
  • NLTG Apprenticeships
  • Opera North
  • People Matters
  • Philips Hair Academy
  • Prince's Trust
  • Qube Learning
  • Rathbone UK
  • Skillz Education
  • Start Here - Ingeus
  • Street League
  • Swarthmore College
  • YMCA​​​​

For more information on the Leeds Next Steps event people can visit:

Young people can also visit for information on all post 16 options.


For media enquiries contact:

Leeds City Council Communications team