Next Steps

The EET (Education, Employment and Training) team help young people in Oxfordshire to find the best course, job or training option for them.
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Worried about your next steps? Help is available

The EET team support young people who are not in education, employment or training, through direct support, phone calls and meetings. This website is a resource managed by the EET team. It has lots of information and guidance for any young person in Oxfordshire.

If you're aged 16+ and not sure of your next steps you can register with oxme.

We are not a mental wellbeing service, but studies have shown participation in suitable learning supports mental wellbeing. Staying in learning, gaining suitable qualifications, progressing successfully to employment and continuing with training after you start work all improve mental wellbeing.

Find out more about staying in learning and progressing to your first job on

Looking for your first job? 

If you are looking for your first job, an apprenticeship is a great choice. You can search for apprenticeships in Oxfordshire here on this website.

Are you NEET? Help is available

If you are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) and of compulsory school age (up to 18) then support is available to help you find a learning destination that is right for you.

  • If you are under 16, or over 16 but on a school or college roll, contact your school or college to discuss next steps. We all know that it has been a difficult year, but support is available to help you reengage.
  • If you are over 16, and have dropped out, contact the EET support service. Support is available from the EET Support Service to help you find a suitable learning destination and gain qualifications.

If thinking about your future has got you in a panic, help is available, 24/7. Visit Childline, The Mix or talk to our Education, Employment and Training staff on the oxme website 10am-4pm weekdays - just click on Live Chat on any page.

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