Careers Cafe

Career routes are getting more complicated in this fast-changing world. Ensuring you or your child find the ‘right fit’ from the post-16 options can be a complex task.

The Careers Cafe invites 16-18 year olds into a fresh and welcoming environment as an alternative place to explore possible career options after school and college.

Working alongside partners in the careers guidance industry, volunteers provide meaningful time to young people, with an emphasis on listening, and helping them reflect on and explore their skills, interests and passions and how these might fit with possible career paths. 

The Careers Cafe works alongside, but is independent from, other larger and more formal education institutions and agencies.

16-18 Tuesday Twilight sessions offer  16-18 year olds the opportunity to take part in:

  • Informal careers interviews with trained and qualified careers guidance professionals
  • Insightful peer based focus groups to discuss and explore the complex world of post-16 options
  • Inspiring talks from professionals in the careers guidance world and in the working world

Planted in the friendly Spirit in Sport centre, the Careers Cafe is one of a range of facilities, services, and activities taking place across the week and for people of all backgrounds and needs.