For Students

Are you a student? You can find all of the support and guidance you need below.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcom X

Your Student Guide

As you near the completion of your school education journey, a world of possibilities await. Whether you’re considering further studies, entering the workforce, pursuing vocational training, or exploring other opportunities, this pivotal moment marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

The choices you make now will shape your future trajectory, and while it may seem daunting, it’s also an exciting time filled with endless opportunities for growth, learning, and self-discovery.

On this page, we aim to provide you with valuable insights and resources to help navigate the myriad pathways available to you after completing your school education, empowering you to make informed decisions and embark on a fulfilling journey towards your aspirations and goals.

Your Next Steps


It probably feels like yesterday that you were collecting your GCSE Results? This year has been a bit of a blur to say the least! Maybe you are anxious about what Results Day might bring for you? Or you are absolutely confident on your next step…

T Levels

T Levels are a new two-year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds. Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels and will help young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.


For many students, an apprenticeship is an ideal combination of study and work experience that lends itself to many career paths. The scope and quality of apprenticeships is increasing, adding value to this pathway.

Work experience

Work experience allows students to make career choices, develop key skills and expand their own career network. A good work experience programme ensures valuable and relevant experiences tare linked with careers learning.

Berkshire Careers Hub

Transforming careers education for young people

Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers in local areas across England. The goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.

How to do your best in an interview

Perhaps you’re a graduate looking to improve your CV, or a back-to-work parent wanting to brush up on interview skills. The below links offer a range of useful hints, tips and advice on applying for jobs, the hiring process in general and on how best to sell your skills to stand out from the crowd.

Right for the role: Ways to tailor your CV

Firing off the same old CV time after time is a sure fire way to rule yourself out of the running for a job.

Asked to do a interview? Don’t panic

Find out how to prepare yourself for an interview here, leave your mark today!

How do you make your CV standout?

How to standout from the crowd with your CV.

Student SEND Zone

Support to Gain Access to Work

Access to Work is a Government fund for those in work with a long term health condition or disability, including Dyslexia. It provides funding to minimise any impact your condition may have on you at work and it does not cost you anything.

Looking for a job?

Supported Employment is a way of providing assistance to people with a disability who need extra support to move towards and into work. BASE member organisations have the specialist knowledge to give you this support.

Find your Berkshire opportunity

From jobs to open days, your journey starts here.

Skills Bootcamps

An amazing opportunity for learners to gain industry-specific skills and boost their job prospects.

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