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Exam results advice service opens its doors

Published on Monday, August 13, 2018

YOUNGSTERS who are getting exam results over the coming weeks will be able to get expert careers and training advice on the way forward.

Connexions Leicester City is offering a helping hand to the thousands of local teenagers getting either A Level results on Thursday, August 16, or GCSE results on Thursday, August 23.

Qualified careers advisers will be able to help students who may want help to reconsider their future plans, such as those whose results aren’t good enough for them to take up university or job places on offer.

Students who have done better than expected will also be able to get help in applying for courses, jobs or apprenticeships which they had expected to be out of their reach.

Connexions staff have up-to-date knowledge of the university clearing process, availability of suitable apprenticeships, writing CVs, and can help students weigh up the various options available to them and make a well-informed decision on their next step.

Leicester deputy city mayor responsible for children and young people’s services, Cllr Sarah Russell, said: “Exam results day can be a very stressful time because so much appears to depend on getting the right results for the college, university or job of choice.

“It is important to remember that there are often different approaches available to help young people get their foot on the career ladder, or into further training, if their exam results aren’t what they wanted.

“The qualified career advisers at Connexions are really well-placed to talk people through the many options available, from apprenticeships to alternative courses to help young people on the right track to their chosen career path.”

Connexions Leicester City helps any young people who are not in employment, education or training. It caters for anyone aged 16 to 19 (up to 25 for people with special educational needs or disabilities.)

Anyone needing advice and support can contact Connexions between 9am and 4pm on Monday to Friday, on 0116 454 1770 to book an appointment or access the drop-in service. Queries can also be emailed to connexions@leicester.gov.uk

Advisers will also be taking questions via Twitter on results days and afterwards, at @Leicester_hub

Connexions Leicester City is based at 2 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HL.

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