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A-level Students At Risk Of Veering Off Course; Advisers Say ‘don’t Panic’!
Career and Personal Advisers in the South West are reassuring young people with the message ‘Don’t Panic’ if their exam results are not what they had hoped for.
Staff at Careers South West have put a support system in place that is specifically geared to aid these students. They will have online advisers at www.careerssw.org to chat and many of their offices will have later opening hours enabling young people, to talk to someone about what their choices might be.
Jenny Rudge, Chief Executive at Careers South West said; “If the grades are a disappointment they may hinder a young person’s desire to progress to their chosen University. At this point a person becomes vulnerable. They may be at risk of feeling despondent, deciding not to go to University and then struggling to find their way forward from that situation. We want them to see that we are here to help with supporting their next step, possibly going through the clearing process, or accessing further education of a different kind.”
Web chat with a Careers South West Adviser Online will be available from 10:30am every weekday from August 15th until August 29th. Further details are available from the Careers South West website, www.careerssw.org or through head office on 01566 777672.
Most of the centres are open from 10:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, so pop in and see us or, better yet, book an appointment to talk to an adviser by calling 0800 97 55 111. The extended hours include;
Plymouth - August 16th, 23rd and 30th, open until 6:30pm.
Cornwall - August 16th and 23rd, open until 6:00pm (Camborne, Penzance, St. Austell and Truro).
Devon - August 16th and 23rd, open until 6:00pm (Barnstaple, Exeter and Newton Abbot).
Torbay - August 16th and 23rd, open until 6:00pm.
Somerset - August 16th and 23rd, open until 6:00pm.
For more information, interview and photographic opportunities please contact Chalk and Ward PR Account Director for Careers South West, Bracken Vernon-Jelier at Chalk & Ward Advertising on 01392 666291 / 07974 232 750 or firstname.lastname@example.org / www.chalkward.com
Notes to editors:
Further comment is available for all news coverage around GCSE and A-Level results. The following subjects are a speciality for Careers South West Advisers working in the field of careers Guidance and who understand the issues around young people and results anxieties:
• Statistical data
• Anecdotal comment on trends in course, labour market choices and FE/HE
• Alternative careers routes
• Application processes
• Last minute course advice
• The clearing process
• Advice to parents
For immediate comment on TV, Radio or Print Press please contact the DUTY MANAGER in the CSW regional offices:
Barnstaple Telephone: 01271 325520
Bodmin – Chestnuts Telephone: 01208 265543
Bridgwater Telephone: 01278 664188
Camborne Centre Telephone: 01209 713530
Exeter Telephone: 01392 200850
Exmouth Centre Telephone: 01395 263829
Newquay Telephone: 01637 876596
Newton Abbot Telephone: 01626 335961
Penzance Centre Telephone: 01736 362244
Plymouth Telephone: 01752 207701
St Austell Centre Telephone: 01726 61833
Taunton Telephone: 01823 281250
Torquay Telephone: 01803 211444
Truro Young Peoples Centre Telephone: 01872 274865
Careers South West Ltd delivers services through contracts extending across the south west
region. In addition to the company name, it also delivers services under the brands of National Careers Service, Devon Education Business Partnership (DEBP), Investor in Careers (IIC) and Somerset Volunteer Service.
Careers South West Ltd is a wholly owned and controlled company of the local authorities of
Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay and delivers contracts to provide information, advice and guidance to young people and adults. The company is committed to the provision of
independent information, advice and guidance to help individuals engage in learning and work. Careers South West Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
For more information visit www.careerssw.org or contact Careers South West Ltd, Head Office, Tamar Business Park, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7ED Tel: 01566 777672 Fax: 01566 777713