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Information, Advice and Guidance

Next Steps News is AfC’s regular newsletter designed to provide young people with the latest information on local training opportunities, useful training resources, apprenticeship vacancies and other local employment opportunities.

You can find all the latest tips and guidance, virtual events and workshops around Kingston and Richmond borough, particularly aimed at young people aged 16-25. 

Next Steps News aims to find something for everyone, including apprenticeships from picture frame woodworking and healthcare science to butchering and engineering. Every issue is jam-packed with different types of vacancies and training, AfC wants to create the most inclusive and diverse opportunities newsletter possible. 

Although aimed at young people, this newsletter has also proven useful for professionals working with young people and providing them with information, advice and guidance on a wide range of opportunities within the local area. 

If you are a young person requiring information, advice and guidance, contact

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You can have these newsletters delivered directly to your inbox by emailing

Next Steps booklet

The Next Steps booklet is aimed at young people in years 10 and 11, including information if you need extra support with your learning. The aim is to help you understand education and employment options.
Next Steps Pack 2021/22​ (pdf)



Next Steps Interviews

To support learners to make a successful transition post 16, the 14 to 25 team at AfC offer Next Steps interviews to learners in local and out of borough schools, delivered by our qualified careers advisers.  These interviews are to help raise awareness of the local offer and to explore options post 16.

All young people in Year 11 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, will be offered a Next Steps interview, whether they are in a Kingston or Richmond school or, in an out of borough school.  Interviews are offered to all Year 10 and Year 13 learners accessing SEN Support and resident learners with EHCPs in Kingston and Richmond schools.  

For more information on these Next Steps interviews contact the 14 to 25 team at Email: or speak with your teachers at school to see when the next round of interviews are scheduled at your school.

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