Southwark Youth Guarantee

Southwark Council wants every young person to have something to do when they leave school. Southwark has opportunities for every school leaver who wants to learn, work or train. Whatever your future holds, there’s something in Southwark for you. Guaranteed.


Know what you want to do? Still working things out? There are lots of qualifications to choose from. We have the information you need to find the right course for you.


We have helpful tips about where to look depending on the sort of job you’d like. We also have information about where to top up your skills as well as help with applications and interviews.


If you want to work but need to build up your qualifications, an apprenticeship could be right for you. Apprenticeships let you earn while you learn and give you hands-on experience in a company. We also have information about traineeships and other training opportunities in Southwark.

More information

For more information please the Southwark Youth Guarantee page in Southwark Council website.

As well as information about the choices available to school leavers we’ve pulled together information about where to go for help and who to speak with about any questions or concerns. See our useful contacts page for more information.

I’m aged 16-18

New rules mean that every young person needs to stay in either education or training until at least their 18th birthday. You can study in a sixth form, college, university or do an apprenticeship. Find out more about what this means for you here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email or call 020 7525 2524 and we’ll do our best to help.