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Your results are just the start of your story. 

Whether you’ve exceeded the grades you expected, or didn’t do as well as you thought, and need some advice on what to do next, we can help. 

Whatever your results, Working Wales, delivered by Careers Wales, can give you the free, impartial help and advice you need.

Through the Young Person’s Guarantee, we can support 16 – 24-year-olds to help them gain a place in education or training, find a job or become self-employed. The guarantee is designed to provide a helping hand.

Get in touch or click on the links below to find out more about some of the options available to you.

Explore your options and start your story

Find an apprenticeship

Gain qualifications while you work and get paid. Find out more about apprenticeships and search vacancies.

Communities for Work

Communities for Work is a community based advisory service who can help those who are not in employment, education or training and who face complex barriers to employment.

Further education - college and 6th form

Having confidence in your course will motivate you to complete your studies and do well. Get help with your options and more.

Higher education - university

Choosing the right course and university is really important and we can help you with this. We can also offer support on areas such as finding out about financial support and the Clearing process.

Get a job

Find out where to look for jobs, sign up to our job bulletin, get help with CVs, applications and interviews.

Jobs Growth Wales+

Aged 16-19? Get training, work experience and paid job opportunities to help you make your own future on your own terms.


ReAct+ is a new grant and is part of the Young Person’s Guarantee. Support can include financial support, skills training and Personal Development Support.

Start a business - Big Ideas Wales

If you are thinking of starting your own business and you're aged 25 or under, then get the help you need through big Ideas Wales.


Volunteering can improve your job prospects and give you the opportunity to help others.

Need help?

It may have been even more difficult to explore your options in the last year. We can help you start your story. 

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