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There’s lots of things to think about when planning your next steps and beyond. Explore the useful sites below to get a head start on your research.

Access Southampton

Local Southampton Employment and skills for young people.

Search for national vacancies and get help with applications.


Apprenticeship guides designed for families.


Find out about employment opportunities and labour market information in your area.

There’s lots of things to think about when planning your next steps and beyond. Explore these interactive sites below to get a head start on your research.

future steps chat

For a conversation on any of the progression topics or to talk to a careers adviser via the Future Steps online chat.


Expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.


Take the iCould quiz to find out your strengths and explore subject choices and jobs that could suit you.

Looking after your mental and health and wellbeing is really important. Explore a range of useful sites by clicking on the links below.

wellbeing and mental health

Jade Widdows, who plays for Portsmouth FC Women’s Team, talks about how to maintain positive wellbeing and mental health during these challenging times, particularly in relation to leaving school this year.

every mind matters

Lots of tips, articles, and resources from the NHS for health, wellbeing and mental health.

How to look after your mental health in a difficult living environment

Ideas about how to look after your mental health in a difficult living environment. Including tips on, picking your battles, establishing boundaries to protect your wellbeing, forming ‘safe spaces’ and being kind to yourself.

Mind website – information for young people

Mind is a charity focusing on mental health, also Stephen Fry is their president! This webpage contains lots of information about mental health and how you can get support.

Think Ninja app – mental health support for young people ages 11 – 17

Free app for young people ages 11 – 17 in Portsmouth providing mental health education, coping strategies and support during the coronavirus pandemic. You can use the app on a smartphone or tablet. Just search for ‘ThinkNinja’ in the IOS or Android app store, download and put in your home postcode to activate.


Being your best: How can we use mindfulness to be our best self?

This video from the University of Portsmouth highlights how our brains respond to stress and provides useful information about how mindfulness can help ease these responses.

It might seem a little early to start thinking about what you might do after school or college, but there is no harm in doing a little bit of research now to find your future options. Explore the sites below by clicking on the links.


Course search, entry requirements and more. This is your one stop site.


This site helps you look at what to study, where to go and how to get there.


Lots of information and advice to help you when thinking about higher education.

Careermag for parents

Careers using…

Posters developed to help you find out job roles which relate to the subjects you enjoy. We would suggest you research the jobs to find out what they involve and the entry requirements.

Your future, your options | year 11 career guide

Brought to you by the Hampshire Careers Partnerships, the Year 11 career guide is a helpful reminder of your options after leaving school and provides a quick overview of what you need to do and when. We have also included some information on CVs, application forms and interviews which you may find useful.

Hampshire Futures Careers Information Service signpost you to careers information and activities to help you with your future planning, and information, advice and activities to help improve your employability skills.