I choose to train for a good job

Choose to be an apprentice

Being an apprentice allows you to earn while you train. The minimum wage for apprentices aged 16 to 18 is £3.50 per hour but you get valuable experience along the way. The scheme is run nationally as well as in Croydon and there are a wide range of jobs and careers you can choose from, see www.getingofar.gov.uk for how to apply or speak to moronkola@croydon.gov.uk for local apprenticeships.

Choose to get a job

You can also find jobs, apprenticeships & training opportunities at croydonworks.co.uk, a Croydon based jobs brokerage opening a whole range of other options for you to succeed.

Choose to continue your studies

Not sure what type of job or training you want to do? You can continue your studies. Croydon has 21 secondary schools, 15 sixth forms and three colleges. Get advice at www.croydonyps.org.uk/advice/neet/ and the post-16 prospectus can also help you decide on your career

Choose to be an entrepreneur

Want to be an entrepreneur? then contact www.giftedenterprise.com/programs/training/ There is loads going on in terms of help and support, you can have a market stall or small shop, start a tech or creative business or consultancy – it’s up to you. Get advice and support on starting a small business in Croydon from carol.squires@croydon.gov.uk or see www.croydon.gov.uk/business/support for information.

Choose what you can do

I choose to learn new skills

I choose to make a difference

I choose to have a life, not a knife

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