Your young person has finished their work placement…what’s next?

Ideally, work placements are linked to jobs in your organisation, including apprenticeships, but we know this isn’t always possible. However, we can work together to ensure we support young people to continue their development and help them take the next steps on their employability journey.

This page contains a number of resources that you can signpost to candidates, including additional training courses and other work experience and employment opportunities. 

If you work with an outreach organisation, please also talk to them; they will be able to advise what additional post-placement support they offer. 


• Search Movement to Work Entry Level Roles 

• Search more Work Experience opportunities

Jobcentre Plus A Jobcentre Plus adviser can provide free help and advice to people who are unemployed and looking for work, including support with looking for a job vacancy most suited to a person’s skills, writing a CV, covering letter and preparing for an interview.

Further training

Our Employability Skills Training repository contains training resources that young people can access, either while on your programme or after, to continue their development and aid them on their employability journey.

These training programmes specialise in developing practical employability skills, as well as harder-to-teach soft skills, that will help to set young people up for success, now and in the future.

In addition, The Prince’s Trust offers advice and guidance to 11 to 30-year olds on building their confidence, trying a new course or starting their career with The Prince’s Trust. 

Additional support

We are in the grips of a mental health crisis for young people. Below is a list of resources who can support the health and wellbeing of young people, offering a range of services from safe listening services to counselling and advice.

Samaritans – Offers listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Kooth – An online mental wellbeing community offering free, safe and anonymous support.

Young Minds – Provides young people with tools to look after their mental health, including advice and information on what to do if they are struggling with how they feel.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – Provides a helpline and webchat (both open 365 days a year), offering practical suggestions for all of life’s problems – whether that’s anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.

Relate – A provider of relationship support in England and Wales offering counselling in person, over the phone and online. Their services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling and counselling for children and young people.