Enter the careers advisor. "This is a very exciting time. Now you've completed your GCSEs, you've got to make a choice between
Congratulations to everyone receiving their A-Level results today. Whatever grades you achieve, this is a time to feel excited
When you leave Corbyn to "deal with it" as he so proudly said during the election, you should know the job won't get done. Unlike my engineers at Pimlico Plumbers, Corbyn doesn't understand how to make good on a promise and deliver on what people have signed up for.
We know more needs to be done and through tracking and discussing issues we can begin to break down the roadblocks to create routes for success for others. And that's why government, academia, business and the public sector need to align views and best practice. It's a long-term goal and I hope that by 2037 the Commission will be writing about the Social Mobility Revolution.
I'm not one to shy-away from the fact that I hated being in school. Sitting in a classroom and re-writing my teacher's notes wasn't my favourite activity; I'd much rather be out in the "real world" and finding out these facts myself.
I'll never get over the excitement that I had when I just left school. I felt like the world was my oyster and it was finally
Whatever your political views, one good thing about the Conservative win in the General Election is their promise to create three million apprenticeships for young people aged between 16 and 24 by 2020.
2017 to date has also been an incredibly important year for apprenticeships. By the end of May, all large employers in the UK - those with a pay bill of over £3 million each year - made their first payment into the new apprenticeship levy. The monies raised from this levy are designed to help fund the development and delivery of apprenticeships, aiming to improve the quality and quantity of those available.
Time will tell if the first generation of mayors are able to rise to the challenges and realise the opportunities of their positions. Yet for now, despite the big national political challenges ahead for the whole of the UK, we should herald the arrival of the metro mayors and I look forward to directly working with them to address local and national needs.
Supporting apprentices is increasingly being seen as an important part of strengthening the labour market as a whole with apprenticeships expected to contribute a staggering £3.4 billion to the UK economy by 2022.