Information for young people

Your future, post-16 options

Summer drop in events 2023

Come along and chat to our Island Futures team. The team will be at libraries across the Island this summer.

  • Lord Louis Library 44 Orchard Street, Newport PO30 1LL 
    • Tuesdays, 2 to 4pm 
  • Ryde Library George Street, Ryde PO33 2JE 
    • Wednesdays, 2 to 4pm 
  • Sandown Library 119 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AF 
    • Thursdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm on these dates: 
      •  27 July 
      • 17 August 
      • 7 September 
      • 28 September 
      • 19 October

More information to help you

We have produced two booklets: 

Careers Leaflets

eCLIPS includes a wide range of leaflets on topics relating to career choice, education, training and employment as well as information on lifestyle topics such as relationships and health.

Take a look at the following careers:

Career companion

For independent and impartial gateway to careers information, visit Career Companion.

CV, covering letters, and attending interviews

For more information on how to apply for job vacancies and be successful at interviews, visit the National Careers Service website.

If you need face to face support with CV, covering letters and attending interviews, contact the Island Futures service.

Raised participation age

Since the introduction of the government's raised participation age, the arrangements about leaving school have changed. All young people must remain in education or training after year 11 until they turn 18 years old. This could be by continuing at school, going to college, going into employment, an apprenticeship or volunteering (with part-time learning).

Child employment

The law describes how many hours young people may legally work and what type of work they are allowed to do. It also describes the requirements for businesses who wish to employ young people. For further information and guidance, visit GOV.UK website.

National minimum wage

The law states the minimum wage that young people and adults must be paid whether in work or on an Apprenticeship. Employers must adhere to this legislation. For further details, visit The National Minimum wage page on GOV.UK.