Please have a look around our website, where you will find a range of resources including details of local job/apprenticeship vacancies and information to help you explore your options after school/college, along with resources linked to both career and education choices.

You will also find details below of recent news and updates, along with courses, programmes and vacancies that may be coming up very soon and so please check for any closing dates if you are interested.



Activate Learning Courses, January 2021

Please click on the following link to see the on-line courses that Activate Learning are providing in January:  Activate Learning courses


Wokingham Adult Education Course - Supporting Anxious Teenagers            

8/12/20 and 15/12/20

19:30 - 20:30

Online course        

Learn more about the link between anxiety and the behaviours we see, understand the stresses faced by teenagers that might cause anxiety and explore support strategies families can use.

To book a place email or call 07785314603

Eligibility - To access these courses you will need to be a Wokingham resident, be over 19 or older as of 31st August 2020, be a citizen of the EEA  and have been ordinarily resident in the UK/EEA for at least 3 years (NB a number of exemptions also apply, if you are not an EEA citizen please contact us to check your eligibility).

All of these courses are delivered online by our tutors in small groups and available free to Wokingham residents.  For details of more Adult Education courses visit our course listing website

SMART Wokingham

SMART Wokingham offers free and confidential support for residents of Wokingham who are affected by drug or alcohol use. They are currently offering LIVE CHAT for young people here in Wokingham:

It's week two of 'LIVE CHAT' for young people!


LIVE CHAT is a free online service for young people (living or going to school in Wokingham) to ask our team anything to do with drugs and alcohol.


LIVE CHAT is available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2pm-4pm. This is currently a trial and will run until (and including) Wednesday 23rd December.


Young people here in Wokingham are frequently exposed to drugs and alcohol. Some of you may already be using substances and need support, while others of you will have questions and might be on the edge of making a decision to drink alcohol or use drugs. There will be many, perhaps like you, trying to deal with another person's drinking or drug taking, especially during these testing times. It's VITAL we reach young people and let you know the truth and facts about substances. The team will be promoting harm reduction and pathways into treatment.

How can I get help?

This service is available here: .


Exam results ... what next?

Elevate Flyer 2020 

If you would like to discuss your exam results and look at your next steps with one of our team, then please get in touch!


Redundancy Support Service for apprentices:

To support apprentices who have been made redundant, or who are at risk of redundancy, the Redundancy Support Service for Apprenticeships has been introduced on 1st August.

The service will provide advice and guidance to individuals on the impact of redundancy, their options and next steps. They will also help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where you are eligible, complete your current apprenticeship.

The service is made up of three main elements:

     .  Providing apprentices with advice and guidance on the impact of redundancy

     .  Signposting apprentices to local and national support services

     .  An apprenticeship vacancy sharing service to make redundant apprentices aware of new opportunities

An employer who would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities should visit the website: web link or call 0800 150 600.

Apprentices should visit the website: web link or call 0800 150 400. 

Work for the Census 2021

Search for a range of jobs to help make the Census 2010 a success - find vacancies here: Census2021

Looking for On-Line resources whilst we are under lockdown?

Please see the attached document for information covering a wide range of support for young people and parents, including free, on-line courses, education resources for home schooling and links to support for health and wellbeing during the current situation we face:   useful resources

Modern Apprenticeship Programme

Microsoft has just launched it’s Apprentice Programme - you will need to be 16 by the time you start (Oct 12th) to be eligible.

Applications to their 2020 Apprentice Programme are now open. They will be going to market with their technical and finance related roles first with business related to follow shortly after. Whatever you’re good at, whatever your interests, they hire for both technical and business-related roles, so there’s something for everyone. And they are sure that, once you’ve experienced such a unique working environment and development within the company, you’ll be ready to create the future you want.

For a full overview and LinkedIn post, please use the following link: microsoft apprenticeships


Covid19 - Looking after yourself

There is some useful information for adults here:  Support guidance 


Jobcentre plus vacancies:

Please see the attached list of national vacancies from JobCentre Plus national vacancies


Activate Learning Employability Courses

Activate Learning run various employability courses and details can be found on the Education page and also via this link:  Activate learning on line courses

Please contact us if you would like any further information.


National Careers Service Webinars

Are you unemployed, facing redundancy or have recently graduated? Find out how to write a winning CV and jobsearch effectively here: National Careers Service Webinars, December 2020 


NEW - Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next few years.

The Scheme involves a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for you to get experience of working in one of the UK’s most exciting companies. Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. The first jobs should be available from November, so not long to wait.

If you are interested in this scheme and/or other employment or training opportunities then please contact The Elevate team to find out more.


Adviza / Prince's Trust - TEAM Programme

The Prince's Trust, in partnership with Adviza are running a brand new 12 week course starting on Monday 25th January 2021 in Bracknell


• 16 to 25?

• Unemployed, looking for a job or waiting to start college?


• Gain a qualification?

• Build your confidence and employment skills?

• Help your community?

• Improve your life and work choices?

• Improve your interview and recruitment skills?

• Meet new people and enjoy new challenges?

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Charmian, Kully or David here at Elevate Wokingham (contact details above).