Many young people want to work, whether it's a part-time job
whilst studying or a full-time job after completing education.
Most job vacancies are advertised either online
through company websites or recruitment websites.
You will be required to fill out an online application and maybe
even upload a copy of your current CV.
Here are a few ways to find employment:
School or college – Connexions and some local
employers send vacancies into schools and colleges. Check out
notice boards for details.
Local newspapers and their
websites – advertise vacancies for people of all ages.
Sometimes they will advertise vacancies for school leavers before
Christmas. See jobstoday.co.uk
Apprenticeships Online - this
site helps you find and apply for apprenticeships online! apprenticeships.org.uk
Friends and relatives –
sometimes know about vacancies where they work.
Internet – many employers now
post their vacancies on the internet.
JobcentrePlus – mainly
has vacancies for over 18s, but sometimes they do advertise
vacancies for younger people. See the
Recruitment fairs –
occasionally there are fairs aimed at young people.
Recruitment agencies -- look
in Yellow Pages or go on-line to look for local agencies that
specialise in the work you are interested in e.g. temporary work in
Jobs in the NHS -- there is a
dedicated website for these vacancies at jobs.nhs
National websites – the
majority of vacancies will be asking for people with experience but
it is still worth a look even if just to see what prospects there
are in a particular career area.
This is where you write to employers who have
not advertised vacancies but you hope might consider you for future
jobs. If there are employers you really want to work
for it might be worth sending them a letter expressing your
interest and a copy of your C.V.