Progression Opportunities

The Government state: 

“You must remain in school until you are 16 and then do one of the following until you’re 18:

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a sixth form or a college
  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training”

Our advice to parents and students is to engage with progression activities and meetings - including your school Sixth Form open evening and college open days.  Listen to advice and guidance offered in assemblies and personal development time and ensure you complete your UCAS application or process early, once you have been given your password and deadline.


These are becoming increasingly popular with organisations and are available to students as school leavers or sixth form leavers.  They are a way to develop new skills or develop your existing skills to a higher level, whilst earning and engaging in the workplace.  Apprenticeships are generally available in three levels:

Ensure you get involved in our apprenticeship activities in school and use the following sites:

Find an apprenticeship (Government site)

Amazing Apprenticeships

Not going to Uni

Be an Apprentice made in Kent

Other websites we would encourage you to use for general job opportunities are:


Get My Job First  

Monster job search  

Kent’s largest job website  

Apprenticeships and jobs at Future Talent   

The above are just a key selection of websites available to support you gaining progression and employment opportunities. We always encourage students to be independent and proactive in discovering the world of work.