Post-16 Careers Week | Expert Q&A



Monday Oct 11, 2021


Friday Oct 15, 2021



Post-16 Careers Week | Expert Q&A


Not sure what comes next after GCSEs? Leaving college and unsure of the right path to take? Join our Expert Q&A for Post-16 Careers Week and put your questions to our guest panel. Hear from the professionals in business, education and employment as we’ll be joined by those in-the-know from local colleges, universities, training providers and companies.


Evening Zoom Sessions – Ideal for Parents, Carers, Students and more


It’s really important to get talking about your options for when you leave secondary school, sixth form, college or finish an apprenticeship. Whether you’re considering further study, employment, self-employment, training or a combination of all these things, we can help you understand what’s on offer locally and where this could lead you in the future.

Our Evening Zoom sessions at 8:00pm on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th October are designed for students, parents and carers, teachers and advisors who want to know more about the careers and pathways available for young people. They’re being hosted by Stockport Council and Stockport Jobs Match as part of Post-16 Careers Week.

Each session will include:

  • Welcome and Introductions from Stockport Council
  • An overview of the training, further and higher education options available to young people in Stockport
  • Where to find more information, advice, resources and support services
  • Live Q&A session with our expert panellists



Ask your Questions


This is your opportunity to get answers to the questions you really want to know about! For example, you may be interested to ask…

  • “How do I decide what’s the right next step for me?”
  • “What happens if I change my mind or don’t get the grades I need?”
  • “How will colleges and universities take into account the impact of COVID?”
  • “What subjects are available if I want to study for A-Levels or T-Levels?”
  • “What kind of support is available to help me adapt to college or university life?”
  • “Is there financial support or funding available?”
  • “What levels of apprenticeship are available and how do I apply for one?”
  • “I’m feeling really anxious about my next steps. What should I do?”


You can ask your questions on the night by raising your hand or writing in the chat box. We’ll try to get through as many as we can, but if we don’t get round to your question we’ll be putting an FAQs section online after the event.

To make sure you get the info you need, why not send us your question in advance? You can drop us an email with your query and we’ll put these to our panellists at the start of the event.


Send your Question



Book your place

To take part in our evening Expert Q&A, you’ll need to book a free ticket on Eventbrite to reserve your place (and to give us an idea on numbers!) This is a virtual event (so you can tune in from the comfort of your own home!) and a joining link will be sent to you in advance.

We’ll be hosting two events during Post-16 Careers Week. Tuesday evening will mainly be geared towards 14-16 year olds (Years 10 and 11) considering their options after finishing their GCSEs. Thursday evening will mainly be geared towards 16-19 year olds (Years 12, 13 and beyond) who are considering their next steps after finishing college, sixth form, an apprenticeship or equivalent.


Book your place for Tuesday 12th October at 8.00-9.00pm


Book your place for Thursday 14th October at 8.00-9.00pm



Our Expert Panellists



You can also find out more about what else is happening during Post-16 Careers Week here.



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