Council invites all school leavers to explore their options at the annual Moving On event.

Published: Friday, 8th September 2017

The annual Moving On event aims to help all 15 - 16 year olds living in Havering to decide what they want to do once they have taken their GCSEs. The event is being held at Harrow Lodge Sports centre, Hornchurch on Tuesday 3rd October from 10am – 7.00pm.

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet member for Children and Learning, said:

“This is a great opportunity for pupils to talk with colleges, sixth forms, training providers, employers and universities, where they can seek advice for their next steps. The evening will also showcase available apprenticeship schemes; there will also be a chance to talk to current apprentices about their experiences.”

This year the Council has extended the exhibition to support post-18 options too for Havering residents, exhibitors include:

London South Bank University Careers in the NHS, Greenwich University, Kingston University, Big Creative Education, National College Creative Industries, City, University of London, Middlesex University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London (UCL) and the University of East London (UEL)

Moving On is held as the Government requires all young people (between the ages of 16-18) to remain in some form of education, training, apprenticeship or volunteering for up to 20 hours a week. The range of organisations at the event help to show pupils the options open to them post-16 and support them in making informed decisions about their futures. The event also supports young people up to 25 years of age with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Young people from schools across the borough will attend during the day, while parents and carers are invited to come in the evening to learn more about their child’s options.

This event will provide you with information about the education, employment and training options available to 16 years old and beyond.  Visit our web pages www.havering.gov.uk/movingon to see a full list of who will be exhibiting at this year’s event.