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Help at hand after your GCSE results

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12:01am 25th August 2011

Help is at hand for young people unsure about their future careers or wishing to change plans after their GCSE or A level results.

North Yorkshire County Council's Youth Support Service, which offers information and advice about careers, learning and work for young people in North Yorkshire, is offering extra support at this potentially difficult time.

Advisers will be on hand in local youth support centre centres as well as schools and colleges to help with a range of issues including apprenticeship applications, writing CVs, interview techniques, college course details and job vacancies.

Young people and their parents will have the chance to talk through possibilities and opportunities if they want to change plans following their results or have nothing organised post-September.

County councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Youth Services said:

"This period post examination results can be very challenging for young people, many of whom have to make difficult decisions about tertiary education, work training and job opportunities. 

"Our youth service staff members have therefore put in additional support at this time to give young people and their families the best advice possible in making these decisions."

For those wanting help outside of office hours a range of options is available through the ask-a-careers-adviser service:


"    Call 0845 0349577 between 5.00pm and 9.00pm Monday to Friday
"    Text ask  to 81066 and a careers adviser will get in touch
"    Email the ask-a-careers-adviser service at getconnectednow@northyorks.gov.uk and a careers adviser will make contact

Families can also look on the Get Connected Now Facebook page to find out the latest news.

Get Connected Now - www.getconnectednow.co.uk - is the careers learning and work website for the service.  It is a 'one stop shop' offering support to young people and their parents or carers and employers. The local area section has all the latest apprenticeships updated weekly, as well as information about career, education and work opportunities.  There are questions and answers about what to do at this important time, and a self help tool called ON TARGET.  The news page has all the latest information.

Please phone to check opening times at the Youth Support Service centres:

Harrogate:
Trax
Youth Support Service centre
15-17 Station Bridge
Harrogate
HG1 1SP
Tel: 0845 034 9573
Email: trax@northyorks.gov.uk

Northallerton:
Insite
Youth Support Service centre
159 -160 High Street
Northallerton
DL7 8JZ
Tel: 0845 034 9571
Email: insite@northyorks.gov.uk

Pickering:
Atmosphere
Youth Support Service centre
Old Court House
Malton Road
Pickering
YO18 7JJ
Tel 0845 034 9575
Email mailto:atmosphere@northyorks.gov.uk%20

Scarborough:
Connexions @ Scarborough Library and Information Centre
Youth Support Service centre
Vernon Road
Scarborough
YO11 2NN
Tel 0845 0349576
Email ourspace@northyorks.gov.uk

Selby:
Sphere
Youth Support Service centre
10b Abbey Walk
Selby
YO8 4DZ
Tel: 0845 034 9574
Email: sphere@northyorks.gov.uk

Skipton:
HQ
Youth Support Service centre
Otley Street Youth and Community Centre
Otley Street
Skipton
BD23 1ET
Tel 0845 0349572
Email: hq-hub@northyorks.gov.uk

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