Preparing for adulthood: Education, training and employment


All young people must continue in education or training until they are 18 years old.

You, your family and those that support you should start discussing what you want to do when you leave education.

This should start no later than year 9 (when you are 13 to 14 years old).

We want all children and young people to get the high quality guidance, support and training they need to make informed decisions about their future in the working world.

We want to inspire children and young people to:

  • explore their strengths, talents, and interests, and
  • have access to support and information to understand the steps they need to take to achieve their goals.