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Working in Partnership to Create Successful Pathways for Young People

Young people in Alternative Provision are more at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET). This situation has worsened due to Covid-19 and the closure of schools. To reduce the risk, the Department for Education has set up transition funding for Alternative Providers for their year 11 students, to ensure that they are given additional support to prevent them from becoming NEET.

For almost 30 years, the Wandsworth BEST Partnership (WBP) has been bringing schools, colleges and businesses together to prepare young people for the workplace, with the aim of raising young people’s aspirations and to develop their employability skills. To further these aims and to maximise the benefits of the transition funding, the WBP is running an exciting new programme.

We are offering schools specialist support with year 11 students to try and prevent them from becoming NEET.

The package includes the following:

  • Regular 1:1 career guidance interviews and check in meetings to discuss progress
  • Support with applications for college or apprenticeships
  • Help with creating a CV
  • The opportunity to have a Q&A with an employer, in their sector of interest
  • Regular updates on the students’ progress and the actions that have been taken

Our member of staff has direct experience of working in a secondary school and holds the level 6 diploma in Careers Guidance and Development.

If you are interested in finding out more please click here or contact Keisha Bellingy at or call 07989 222 568.

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