Young people Not in Education, Employment or Training

Last updated: 09/04/2024

From Summer 2015 young people aged 16-18 have a statutory duty to participate in learning or training. The options available include full time education at school or college, an Apprenticeship, Traineeships, Supported Internships or other full time work including volunteering alongside part-time education or training, and re-engagement provision for those previously out of learning.

West Berkshire Council has a team available to support you make sense of these pathways and options - providing impartial information, advice and guidance and enabling you to make informed career choices about your future. 

Young people aged 16-18 will have access to a wide range of services including: information, advice and personalised guidance on the range of academic and vocational opportunities available; resources to help with career planning; training on CV building, interview preparation and communication skills. We can also signpost to the Department of Work and Pensions, colleagues in health and mental health fields and support young people with additional needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alex Pye
Contact Position
Careers and Participation Officer
07810 056678

Where to go

Market Street
RG14 5LD

Whilst we are based in Newbury, we cover the whole of West Berkshire and can meet at a location suitable for you - be it at home or in the community. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Out of hours sessions are available by arrangement only.

Other Details




Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

16 - 18 years (up to 25 years for young people with an Education Health and Care Plan)

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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