Results day – Finding the right path for a bright future

We know this year is different for those receiving results, and it’s normal to feel a bit worried. To help you to explore the best pathway for you, the National Careers Service will be offering support with your next steps after receiving your results via their website as well as their Exam Results Helpline.

The National Careers Service has professional careers advisers available to provide free, impartial advice and guidance on the different choices available, from traditional academic paths to technical education. There is no set formula, if you are thinking about your next step there may be choices available you aren’t aware of. With thousands of employers offering high-quality training and hands-on experience it’s important to consider what route suits your learning style and likely results.

Whatever your results, help is available to get you on the path to a happy, fulfilling future.

Pathways include (but are not limited to):

  • Work-based training and technical education pathways such as apprenticeships, T Levels, traineeships, the Kickstart Scheme and Higher Technical Qualifications, which offer hands-on experience of work alongside training
  • University is a common option for those who want to continue on the path of education and focus on their subject of choice
  • Full time employment/ start a business: If you are eager to get straight into work, then you can start applying to prospective jobs. Alternatively, if you have a good business idea, you could apply for a grant and start your own company

If you want to find out more and get help to explore your choices visit: You can also speak to a professional careers adviser for free and impartial information and advice via the webchat, or by calling the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline on 0800 100 900, open 9 th-27 th August, weekdays 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm.

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