NEET Prevention

Supporting successful transitions

Supporting young people to make effective post-16 transitions into further education or employment can be highly challenging. Read on to find out about the support available in Somerset:

  • The SomersetWorks team liaises with schools and colleges to identify and support students from year 10-13 who are at risk of not making or sustaining a successful post-16 transition. You can refer a learner to SomersetWorks on this Referral Form.

  • Every post-16 college has transition officers to support students, parents and relevant agencies. The officers are usually placed within the student support team. Contact your young person's college direct for more information.

  • West Somerset has 5 Community Employment Hubs offering a range of support including access to IT facilities, help searching & applying for work, support on preparing for interviews and the West Somerset Advice service. Find out more

  • Job Centre Plus, Taunton support Work-Wise - A support centre for those seeking ways into work. Venue: The Lecture Hall, United Reformed Church, Paul St, Taunton on Wednesdays between 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm.

Preparing for post-16 choices

Students making their post-16 choices can find helpful local information in:

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