Prospects, Northampton

Type of service:
Advice And Information
4 Sheep Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2LU
Telephone number:
01604 630033
Service description:
Prospects provides the careers service for Northamptonshire making sure young people most in need of specialist help can access the guidance and support they need to move into education, employment and training.

From Monday 4th June 2018, Prospect’s Advisers will only work with young people at school or college if this service is purchased by the institution directly.

Young Northamptonshire residents (specifically vulnerable young people aged 16-19, anyone aged up to 25 with SEND, and young people who have left care) are supported to ensure
they make the right choices when they are ready to leave school or college.

In Northamptonshire young people are closely involved in shaping the services Prospects provides. This involvement helps motivate young people across the county to find the right direction to suit them.

Prospects provide careers information, advice and guidance to young people to help them progress into education, employment or training. Young people in school or college are referred by school staff. Those outside of education can self refer.

The service is delivered in schools, colleges and a range of community bases.

Frequently asked questions:

• What are my choices after Year 11 or college?
• How can I get a job or Apprenticeship?
• What are the alternatives to open employment?

Schools have a statutory duty to provide access to careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all their pupils.

DfE published new statutory guidance to schools at the start of 2018. This sets out the requirement that every school should begin using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision now and meet them all by the end of 2020. Prospects offer a range of activities which meet these benchmarks.
Age range:
16 years - 25 years
Opening hours:
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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