Prospects provides the careers service for Northamptonshire making sure young people most in need of specialist help can access the guidance and support they need to move into education, employment and training.
From Monday 4th June 2018, Prospects' advisers will only work with young people at school or college if this service is purchased by the institution directly.
Young Northamptonshire residents who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) are eligible for the service for 2 years after completing Yr11. Young people with an EHC Plan can access the service to age 25 and those leaving care to age 21. Prospects help young people to make the right choices to move into further learning or employment.
Prospects provide careers information, advice and guidance to young people to help them progress into education, employment or training. Young people outside of education can self-refer.
The service is delivered in a range of community bases. The up-to-date details are listed on the website.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are my choices after Year 11 or college?
- How can I get a job or Apprenticeship?
- What are the alternatives to open employment?
Schools have a statutory duty to provide access to careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all their pupils.
The DfE published new statutory guidance to schools at the start of 2018. This sets out the requirement that every school should begin using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision now and meet them all by the end of 2020. Prospects offer a range of activities which meet these benchmarks, which schools can purchase.