Choices is a department of the Isle of Wight Council and provides a range of services for young people on the Isle of Wight. All of the services support young people to make good career choices and continue in education, employment or training. Services are provided through the Participation Team linking to the local network of employers, schools, colleges and training providers. The service is available within the majority of the island’s secondary schools and is also available for unemployed young people aged 16-19 through community based centres across the island. For young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities the service can be accessed up to the age of 25.
Ryde Academy, Medina College, Carisbrooke College, Cowes Enterprise College, Sandown Bay Academy, St Georges School, Island Learning Centre, IW Studio School
Drop-in Centres (16-19 Not in Education, Employment or Training)
Monday: Ryde Job Centre 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday: Cowes Library 1.30pm – 4.30pm and Lord Louis Library (Newport) 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday: Newport Job Centre 10.30am - 1.00pm
Thursday: Sandown Library 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Friday: Ryde Library 1.30pm - 4.30pm and alternate Fridays: West Wight Sports Centre 1.30pm - 4.30pm / Ventnor Library 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Participation Team Advisers can be contacted and appointments booked through the team using our details available from the Contact tab above.