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Support and advice available for young people on results day

02 Aug 2021

New research published by Young Minds shows that many young people are worried about how employers will view their GCSE and A Level results this year. We spoke to the BBC about the support available for students, and why every young person should be proud of what they achieve.

Oli de Botton, the Chief Executive at The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “I have been at results days as a teacher and Headteacher, and I know just how emotionally fraught they can be. And this year, after all the disruption, might seem even more daunting. But the truth is – whatever the grades say – every young person deserves huge admiration for their resilience, adaptability and ability to learn new skills this year.

“For some of you getting results today, your next steps may not be clear – but you’re not alone. Speak to your Careers Leader at school for support and advice about what comes next, reach out to places like the National Careers Service. And remember to step forward with confidence as I guarantee you employers of every shape and size, your family and your future teachers will look at you with nothing but pride and admiration after what you’ve achieved in this year like no other.”

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