Education, employment and training for care leavers

We want you to succeed in your education, training and employment.

A big priority for us is to make sure that our care experienced young people get the support they need from schools, colleges and all our partners to make the most of their educational and employment opportunities.

Help with work or education for care leavers

We want to help you achieve your goals.

We'll do this by:

  • Giving you £15 per month to help with the cost of internet access as long as you're in education, employment or training.
  • Giving you to access the Greater Manchester digital poverty offer.
  • Providing up to £75 towards interview clothes or equipment for work.
  • Providing financial support to cover the cost of public transport to get you to your interview.

Finding a job as a care leaver

There are lots of options available to you when you feel ready to enter the world of work.

You can get:

  • A full-time job: go straight into full time work.
  • An apprenticeship: get paid to work and earn a qualification.
  • A traineeship: is focused on giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
  • A work experience placement: may help you learn new skills, build your confidence and improve your chances of getting a job.

We can help you to find a job by working with you to complete your CV and prepare for an interview.

Continuing your education as a care leaver

If you wish to continue your education and go to college or sixth form, we'll help you choose the right college and course that matches your talents and interests.

As a care-experienced young person, you'll be able to access the 16-19 Bursary Fund. This is for Further Education colleges to pay a bursary of up to £1,200 a year to support you to participate in education.

Work and education advice for care leavers

Positive Steps is a charitable trust that provides free career advice. They can give you guidance, help you make decisions and give you practical support in finding work or continuing your education.

Positive Steps can offer you support until you turn 25 years old.

You can access this support by:

How to get education, employment and training for care leavers

To get our support you can:

  • Get in touch with us using the contact details on this page
  • Speak to your personal adviser or social worker