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It is never too early to start thinking about the future!
To help students and parents/guardians, we have listed a few websites that might help when considering what options are available post 16.  You can also speak to the careers advisor for further advice.
We will also be listing opportunities and information about upcoming events, so check back here regularly.


BOOK NOW! for these exciting opportunities: 

Confident Futures Skills Show 2024
The registration for the Confident Futures Skills Show 2024, is now open! The Confident Futures Skills Show is a progression event that explores next steps and provides careers inspiration for students with SEND and other barriers. It breaks down obstacles and enables young people, their parents and carers, and jobseekers to explore the future with a range of employers, supported internship providers, next steps education and social care providers.
Please book your free tickets on this link: Confident Futures Skills Show 2024
Event details
Date: Tuesday 11th June 2024 
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Bowls Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP 

Tesco - Stronger Starts Retail Apprenticeship programme

Tesco have recently announced the launch of their new Stronger Starts Retail Apprenticeship programme, as part of their commitment to help young people achieve a stronger start in life. Stronger Starts is one of the few apprenticeship programmes that doesn’t require any qualifications or experience at entry requirements.

Join their exclusive webinar with the Early Careers team from Tesco to learn more about this programme, opening for applications in June 2024.

You can join the webinar on 14th May at either 4pm-5pm or 6pm-7pm.
Register for either Webinar on this link: Tesco - Amazing Apprenticeships


Bucks Skills Hub -a local careers advice page

The latest careers newsletter from Bucks Skills Hub can be found below. It is full of the latest guidance and events happening within the local area. Please have a read. 

Click below to view previous newsletters:

May 2024

March 2024

January 2024

December 2023

Young Enterprise - Next steps after GCSE: post 16+

The National Careers Service - a government portal for advice on all aspects of your future careers.

Get the Jump; Skills for Life - from the National Careers Service; explore your education and training choices. 

Talking Futures - pathways at 16

UCAS: Post 16 qualifications

The Parents Guide - what are your children's choices after GCSEs?


If you are a local business or employer and would like to help support our students - possibly through work experience, or running workshops or giving talks - then we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Tammy Nichols, Head of Careers, via tnichols@aspirap.org.uk


Help our students believe in a future they deserve, by giving something back to the community!


If you are a student or parent/guardian and would like to speak to someone regarding post 16 options, then please contact Tracey McNicholas, Destinations and Careers Advisor, via tmcnicholas@aspireap.org.uk 

If you are a college or further education provider, an employer or a company wanting to give back their services to our young people; or, if you have more general enquiries, then please contact our Head of Careers, Tammy Nichols, via tnichols@aspireap.org.uk 

 Careers Leads

Tammy Nichols - Head of Careers

Tammy has a Post Graduate Degree in Careers Education and Guidance. Before joining Aspire she worked for Adviza as a Personal Adviser specialising in working with Teen Parents, eventually becoming a Team Leader. Having worked for Aspire for over 12 years, she has spent almost a decade of those as The Wycombe Grange’s Head of School, working with vulnerable secondary school aged children and championing their cause. Moving into the Head of Careers role this year, Tammy is dedicated to using her considerable knowledge to improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged young people in our care.  
You can contact Tammy via tnichols@aspireap.org.uk

Tracey McNicholas - Destinations and Careers Advisor

Tracey has worked for Aspire for a considerable time as our Destinations and Careers Adviser, helping our young people progress onto the next stage of their journey. She takes great pride in helping our students take their next steps; whether that is by enrolling on a local college course, completing some work experience or seeking out an apprenticeship to help them develop.
If you are a parent/guardian or student who has a question or wants guidance on the post 16 options, then please contact Tracey via tmcnicholas@aspireap.org.uk 

Careers policies and documents

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy