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Hertfordshire County Council

Leaving school

Young people must be in full time education, training or employment until their 18th birthday.

Further education

Find a college course or 6th form near you. Alternatively, you might want to find a training course or traineeship.


YC Hertfordshire careers has great advice on finding a job, deciding on a career and what options you've got.

If you're 16–19, YC Hertfordshire can help you job hunt.

If you have a learning disability, we can help you up to the age of 25. If you're a care leaver, we can help you up to the age of 21.


Apprenticeships are a mix of real work and workplace training.

YC Hertfordshire apprenticeships has tips on finding and applying for an apprenticeship.


Begin volunteering alongside part-time training that leads to an accredited qualification.

Volunteering can be a good way to get into employment. At the very least, it helps you get some experience and improve your skills.