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Preparing for Adult Life

Information for Young People

This section provides information on the wide range of support and services available to help young people prepare for adulthood such as internships, traineeships, study programmes and higher education. This should help you to make decisions and develop your skills and qualifications.

To help you plan for your future, you should consider what you’d like to learn, what job or apprenticeships you're interested in, what you would like to do with your time and where you'd like to live.

There are lots of different people who can help provide you with information and guidance such as teachers, parents, Connexions staff, social workers and work coaches.

The Skills and Work team at Salford City Council is there to help Salford residents to look for jobs, access further education and training and improve the employability and life skills for everyone. There are dedicated teams set up to work with young people aged 16-18, as well as young people from vulnerable groups including SEND and care experienced. Young people can access information, advice and guidance through the Career Connect service (see services on the right).

For further information on all services in the Skills and Work team visit their webpage- Skills and Work information.

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) website has a selection of tools and guides on Preparing for Adulthood including topics such as 'Employment' 'Independent Living', 'Friends, Relationships and Community' and 'EHC Planning'. There are a number of helpful case studies too.